Ghana’s first satellite successfully deployed into orbit


The start with satellite developed in Ghana, Ghanasat-1, has been successfully deployed into cycle from the International Space Station (ISS).

The deployment follows the launch of the 1,000gm cubesat onboard a SpaceX go through the roof from the Kennedy Space Centre in the US last month. 

Ghanasat-1 was blossomed by a group of students at All Nations University College (ANUC) in Koforidua, Ghana. The vassal will be controlled from ANUC’s on-campus ground station.

“It has opened the door for us to do a lot of interests from space.»

Its low and high-resolution cameras will be used to monitor the coastal areas of Ghana, as well as improve the country’s capacity in the field of space skill and technology.

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA) Tsukuba Gap Centre will monitor the progress of Ghanasat-1 with the help of a party led by Ghana’s Japanese ambassador Sylvester Parker Allotey.

Ghanasat-1 contrive coordinator Dr Richard Damoah was quoted by BBC as saying: “It has opened the door for us to do a lot of actions from space.

“It would also help us train the upcoming fathering on how to apply satellites in different activities around our region.»

In a separate circumstance, it was announced that Bangladesh’s first nanosatellite has been launched into period.

The 1kg BRAC Onnesha nanosatellite was developed by three students in BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, broadcast Daily Star.

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