The African Satellite Industry; a Statistical Look at Africa’s Development

Egypt's TIBA-1 communications satellite launched into space on 26 November 2019. Photo Credit: Airbus Defense and Space

The African satellite industry is recording impressive feats, despite its relative infancy. Historically, the first satellite-related activity on the soils of Africa took place in Algeria as far back as the late 1940s, on the then Interarmy Special Vehicles Test Centre (CIEES), established by the French government in 1947. The French government launched 231 rockets…

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