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2023 in Review: African Astronomy Segment

Africans have reverenced the celestial bodies for centuries and matched their revolving characters with the changing seasons. However, the continent has since moved away...

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NewSpace Africa Conference 2024: Call for Presentations

The NewSpace Africa Conference 2024 organisers are extending speaking and presentation opportunities to interested speakers. Is there an innovative solution or business idea that...

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Researchers Discover Rare White Dwarf Binary Star System [HP99] 159, in the Large Magellanic Cloud

In a press release by the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, a group of South African astronomers from the South African Astronomical Observatory...

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Guidelines for the Long-term Sustainability of Space Activities – An Excerpt

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Activities (UNOOSA), via the Committee On the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), has developed guidelines for...

Spectrum & Orbital Slotting – A case for African Countries

Over the last few decades, the use of telecommunication satellites have increased their applications became part of day-to-day living. As the number of satellites...

Kenya Space Agency Set to Pick Next DG, IAF Launches World Largest Digital Library on Space history, and More Stories Across the African Space...

Top Stories On the continent, the Kenyan Space Agency (KSA) is underway to selecting next Director-General from a pool of eleven contenders, as SADC kickstarts...

Why Africa is Unable to Accommodate SpaceX, Fiber Optics and other Space Projects

In 2001, Elon Musk conceptualized the Mars Oasis, an experimental greenhouse project to grow plants on Mars. Musk tried to buy cheap rockets from...

Adopting a Universal Tax Regime for Outer Space Exploration

Introduction For decades, humans have been drawn to space exploration for scientific, security and commercial purposes. Private companies such as SpaceX and Blue Origin have...

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Semou Diouf, Director of SatNav Africa JPO, Shares What Lies Ahead for SatNav Africa JPO

The Joint Programme Office (JPO) of the Satellite Navigation in Africa Support Programme III is spearheading the advancement of Satellite Navigation in Africa. As...