About USD 4.5 billion Spent on Satellite Projects in Africa

Egypt's TIBA-1 communications satellite launched into space on 26 November 2019. Source: Airbus Defense and Space

Twenty-three years after the NileSat 101 went into orbit, Egypt and 12 other African States have launched a total of 44 satellites. Together, African countries have spent USD 4,462,463,820 on these satellite projects. As of June 2021, 21 out of 54 African states have either created a space programme or are in the process of…

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