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Who Manufactured Africa’s 41 Satellites?

As of June 2020, 11 African countries: Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Morrocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa and Sudan, have launched a total...

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...

Ethiopia Launches First Satellite Named ETRSS-1 From China

A Chinese Long March 4B rocket (CZ-4B) today blasted off into space carrying onboard Ethiopia’s first remote sensing satellite, ETRSS-1, at 03:21 GMT from...

Ethiopia’s ETRSS-1 Satellite Launch Scheduled For Tomorrow Scrubbed For 20 December

A Chinese Long March 4B rocket (CZ-4B) launch scheduled to ferry Ethiopia's first remote sensing satellite ETRSS-1 into orbit tomorrow, on 17 December, has been postponed for...

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...

Ethiopian Prime Minister visits CAST to inspect Ethiopia’s first satellite ETRSS-1

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed visited the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) to inspect the ETRSS-1 earth observation satellite, according to the Office...

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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