Would Spaceport Development be a Rewarding Endeavour for Djibouti?

This article will provide context to Djibouti's proposed spaceport development project and analyse its opportunities and challenges (political and technological) through the lens of an African space industry expert.

San Marco launch platform in Malindi, Kenya. Source: UNOOSA

On the 9th of January, 2023, the Republic of Djibouti signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hong Kong Aerospace Technology Group Limited and Touchroad International Holdings Group to develop an international commercial spaceport in the northern Obock Region of Djibouti. The MoU served as a preliminary agreement between the parties to build a spaceport...

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