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Closing Day of the 2022 NewSpace Africa Conference – Excerpts

The 2022 NewSpace Africa Conference commenced on Monday with discussions highlighting the experiences and uptake of space innovation, technologies, and applications among different stakeholders...

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New MeerKAT Radio Image Reveals Complex Heart of the Milky Way

The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) has released a new MeerKAT telescope image of the centre of our Galaxy, showing radio emission from...

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Guidelines for the Long-term Sustainability of Space Activities – An Excerpt

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Activities (UNOOSA), via the Committee On the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), has developed guidelines for...

Spectrum & Orbital Slotting – A case for African Countries

Over the last few decades, the use of telecommunication satellites have increased their applications became part of day-to-day living. As the number of satellites...

Kenya Space Agency Set to Pick Next DG, IAF Launches World Largest Digital Library on Space history, and More Stories Across the African Space...

Top Stories On the continent, the Kenyan Space Agency (KSA) is underway to selecting next Director-General from a pool of eleven contenders, as SADC kickstarts...

Why Africa is Unable to Accommodate SpaceX, Fiber Optics and other Space Projects

In 2001, Elon Musk conceptualized the Mars Oasis, an experimental greenhouse project to grow plants on Mars. Musk tried to buy cheap rockets from...

Adopting a Universal Tax Regime for Outer Space Exploration

Introduction For decades, humans have been drawn to space exploration for scientific, security and commercial purposes. Private companies such as SpaceX and Blue Origin have...

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Discussion with Aboubaker Hassan, Secretary General of the Djibouti Ministry of Higher Education and Research

During a discussion between Frédérique Rebout, Head of Space at Expleo, and Aboubaker Hassan, Secretary-General of the Djibouti Ministry of Higher Education and Research,...