Are there Active Rocket Launch Sites in Africa?

This article provides an in-depth analysis of Africa's launch sites, encompassing the historical significance of old facilities and the existing active locations, the ambitious endeavours to establish new sites, and the potential advantages of such infrastructure for the industry's growth.

San Marco launch platform in Malindi, Kenya. Source: UNOOSA

In the past, long before Africa developed its first satellite or even thought much about space, the continent had several rocket launch sites that played a big part in its early history. These launch facilities were not only of regional importance but also attracted foreign entities, who utilised them as crucial test sites for missiles...

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