Africa could soon be launching its first satellite from its soil

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Russia

Commercial space launch service is a rapidly growing sub-sector of the commercial space industry. The sub-sector, which is projected to hit $7 billion market size by 2024, includes spaceports, launch vehicles and navigation services. A spaceport, sometimes referred to as cosmodrome (in reference to Russian cosmodromes) or launch site, is a ground-based launch facility for…

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