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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...

Top Stories That Shaped The African Space Industry In 2019

The African space industry grew in leaps and bounds in 2019— from satellite launches, inaugurations of new agencies, departments and new space programs for...

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...

France, Senegal Step Up Bilateral Space Cooperation

The French national space agency, Centre National d’études Spatiales (CNES), and the Senegalese Ministry for Higher Education, Research, and Innovation signed a space cooperation...

Precision Mapping With Satellite, Drone Photos Could Help Predict Infections Of...

Satellite images, drone photos and even Google Earth could help identify communities most at risk for getting one of the world’s worst tropical diseases. A...

Germany’s ND SatCom Acquires Dakar-based TECNA Suarl

Germany-based ND SATCOM, a supplier of and integrator for satellite communication systems and solutions, has announced the acquisition of TECNA Suarl, a satellite transmission...

Senegal Sets Two-Year Target To Launch Its First Nano-Satellite

Senegal have made plans to stamp its authority in the African space ecosystem, and key players in the country’s space industry have laid out...

ARDC is Supporting SDGs In Senegal

The Africa Regional Data Cube (ARDC) was developed by the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS,) in partnership with the Group on Earth Observations...

Apply for GMES & Africa Innovation Challenge for Francophone Countries (West...

The Global Monitoring For Environment And Security & Africa Project (GMES & Africa) is calling on developers and creatives to participate in the 2019...

GMES & Africa partners meet to weave together solutions to Africa’s...

African development experts and institutions have begun a five-day meeting in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, to weave together strategies and mechanisms of delivering on...

Senegal to Manufacture Small Satellites and Grow a Newspace Industry Cluster

Following the recommendations of the national consultations on the future of higher education in Senegal, the Government of Senegal is set to grow the...

Call for experts to work on EGNOS in Africa Support Programme...

The EGNOS in Africa Support Programme II – Support to the Joint Program Office (JPO) (herein after referred to as the Programme) aims, over...

Africa Regional Data Cube Initiative – Providing solutions to Africa’s major...

The Africa Regional Data Cube (ARDC) is a new tool that harnesses the latest Earth observation and satellite technology to help Kenya, Senegal, Sierra...

Excerpts from NASA’s Scientists visit to Senegal – a journey to...

Dozens of scientists from NASA and France, along with five tons of astronomical equipment descended on Dakar, Senegal in August 2018. They joined 21...

Aiming for the Stars, and a Chunk of Rock, in Senegal

When Salma Sylla was a little girl, she tried to find relief from Senegal’s steamy hot season by retreating to the roof of her...

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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