Over 23 African Countries to Launch Satellites by 2026

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, carrying a Nilesat 301 geostationary communications satellite, lifts off from launch complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. Source: Kennedy Space Centre

The importance of space technology and its derived data to sustainable development can not be overemphasised. Irrespective of a country’s development and sophistication in space science and technology, all countries have much to gain from active participation in space. Space technologies improve our understanding of the Earth and the world beyond and directly drive global...

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