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In the search for reliable data, space science takes off in Africa

In the search for reliable data, space science takes off in Africa

CONRAD ONYANGO, BIRD AFRICA is to more than triple the number of satellites sent into the earth’s orbit over the next few years, as it looks to build robust data for sustainable development. The 2021 edition of the Africa Space Industry Annual Report shows 125 new satellites have been lined up for development in 23 African countries by 2025, as activities in the continent’s space market heat up significantly. “These projects are capitalising on earth observation resources and satellite communications to address various socio-economic problems across the continent,” says the report. Data captured will be used to inform strategic decision…
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