KENYA DEPLOYS ITS FIRST SATELLITE

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The first Kenyan satellite was launched on Friday 11th may from the Japan Space Agency (JAXA) Tsukuba Space Centre in Tokyo, Japan. The satellite named 1st Kenya University Nano Satellite Precursor Flight (1KUNS-PF) was successfully deployed from KIBO (a satellite deployment module).

1KUNS-PF is a result of scientific and technological collaboration between the University of Nairobi, School of Engineering – the KiboCube Team, the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), University of Rome (Italy), and the Kenya Space Agency.

The satellite will help in data collection and will be key in helping the government to make key decisions like weather forecasting and disaster management.

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