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Algerian Space Agency Celebrates 4th Anniversary Of Alsat-2B, AlSat-1B And AlSat-1N...

The Algerian Space Agency (ASAL) celebrates the fourth year in orbit of its two Earth observation satellites: AlSat-1B and AlSat-2B, and a nanosatellite AlSat-1N. The...

Algeria Space Agency embarks on Culture Preservation Projects with the Ministry...

Algerian Space Agency (ASAL) on August 31, 2020, signed two agreements with the Ministry of Culture and Arts. This disclosure was made through the...

Analysis: Rethinking Satellite Procurement Contracts in Africa

More than ever, African countries are establishing satellite programmes with the ultimate goal of owning and operating space-segment systems and ground infrastructure that drive...

20 African Projects Selected for IAU COVID-19 Astronomy Grants

In May 2020, the IAU Office of Astronomy for Development issued an Extraordinary Call for Proposals that could use astronomy in any form to help...

Algeria’s AlSat-2A Earth Observation Satellite Doubles Nominal Lifespan In Orbit

The Algerian Space Agency (ASAL) is celebrating the tenth anniversary of Alsat-2A, its second Earth observation satellite in orbit and the first in a...

Understanding China’s Expansive Interest In Africa’s Space Sector

In December 2004, the Nigerian government contracted the China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) for the turnkey and in-orbit delivery of the Nigerian Communications...

Algeria To Connect 4,000 Healthcare Facilities Via AlComSat-1

Algeria has stated that it has implemented a nationwide initiative aimed at connecting 4,000 healthcare facilities within its territory through the Algerian Communications satellite...

AlSat-3 Satellite Currently In Definition Phase And Plans For AlComSat-2 Ongoing...

The Director General of the Algerian Space Agency, Azzedine Oussedik, has disclosed that Algeria's AlSat-3 Earth observation satellite is currently in the definition phase...

2019 Might Be The Best Year So Far For The African...

As the year winds up, it is exciting to recap Africa's journey in space in 2019 which is the best year so far in...

International Astronomical Union Approves Names For New Stars And Exoplanets

In recent years, astronomers have discovered thousands of planets and planetary systems orbiting around nearby stars. It is now believed that all stars in...

Alcomsat-1 Communications Satellite Clocks Two Years In Orbit

Algeria's first communications satellite, AlComSat-1, clocks two years in orbit since its launch on 11 December 2017, from Xichang Satellite Launch Center (XSLC), aboard...

African Space Industry Is Worth USD 7.37 Billion; This Is The...

The African space industry is worth USD 7.37 billion and is projected to grow over 40 per cent in the next five years. The...

Al Magharibia: Suspension By Eutelsat Politically Motivated

Al Magharibia (AMG), a London-based free-to-air broadcast television channel, has alleged that its suspension by French satellite operator, Eutelsat, was politically motivated by the...

ASAL Celebrates 3rd Anniversary of AlSat Mini Satellite Constellation

Algerian Space Agency (ASAL) is celebrating the third anniversary of its mini-constellation of two small satellites in space. The satellites launched in low earth orbit...

Algeria’s AlSat-1N Exceeds Three Years Of Operation In Orbit

Launched on 26 September 2016, Algeria's first nanosatellite AlSat-1N is still operational after positioning in its orbit three years ago. "Several operations were carried out...

Directory of all space-related institutions in Africa

We are glad to announce the launch of a comprehensive visual directory of all space institutions and industry actors in the African space sector....

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