Why African Space Cooperation Groups have had a Minimal Impact on the Industry Growth

Final payload integration activity for RASCOM-QAF1R and NILESAT 201 aboard the Ariane 5. Source: Arianespace group.

The premise of bilateral and multilateral space agreements in Africa is to increase infrastructural development in the space industry by creating synergies rather than duplicating efforts. In addition, these groups help transfer knowledge and technical know-how amongst their members to ensure that space science is built from the ground up. However, several space cooperation groups...

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