How African Countries are Benefiting from Space Technology for Socio-Economic Prosperity

CPUT'S ZACube-2, the precurosr to the MDAsat-1 Credit: DST @dstgovza

Since the first satellite launch (Sputnik-1) in 1957 by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), space technology has improved the quality of life on Earth—telecommunication, education, navigation, disaster management, military and defence, to name a few. This article analyses the economic impact of space technology in Africa that extends beyond direct benefits from the...

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