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Kenyan University Engineers Make Country’s First Satellite

Engineers at the University of Nairobi have just built Kenya’s first satellite, which will be launched in two months.

The manufacture of the device presented as a “nano-satellite” was financially supported by the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency.


Japan has provided $ 1 million in funding to Kenyan engineers.

The satellite will be used for monitoring agricultural activities and monitoring Kenya’s borders, according to the country’s authorities.

It will be sent to the International Space Station in March, before being put into service about a month later.

With this innovation, Kenya becomes one of about six African countries to have sent satellites into space.


Written by How Africa

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