Growing the African Space Agency from the Ground Up: A Case Study of Nigeria

A Long March-3B carrier rocket lift off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in China carrying the Nigerian communication satellite (NigcomSat-1R). Source: Yao Jianfeng.

One of the key takeaways from the African Union Commission’s Baseline study regarding the operationalisation of the African Space Agency is that the African space industry faces an unparalleled technological gap, making it extremely difficult to drive inclusion and enhance economic growth in various industry sectors. This holds for all countries, with varying degrees, as...

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