Kenya’s first satellite ‘blasts off’ on Friday

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NAIROBI, Kenya, May 7 – On Friday, Kenya will be the first sub-Saharan African country to launch a nano-satellite into space.

The 10-by-10 by 10 cube satellite will have several benefits for Kenya which include weather forecasting, environmental and animal observation and will also be used in assisting the multimedia sector in the country.

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The satellite is a collaborative effort between the University of Nairobi, Japanese Embassy (JAXA) and UNOOSA.

The satellite weighs about 1.2kgs and will be about 4,000kms from earth.

The satellite has been assembled at a cost of approximately Sh100 million and has an estimated lifespan of between 12 to 18 months. 

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