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Space Technology for Increased Military Intelligence in Africa: A case for Nigeria

Africa’s most significant security risks are undoubtedly terrorism and violent extremism—immediate triggers for forced migration and displacement. Yet, while African countries have launched 48...

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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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MeerKAT Measures the Fuel Reserves of Galaxies in the Past

A global team of astronomers have measured the fuel for star formation in galaxies as they were four billion years ago using the MeerKAT...

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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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Towards an Independent African Space Program

In October 2021, Professor Mohammed Belhocine was elected as Commissioner for Education, Science, Technology and Innovation of the African Union and began his tenure...