Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Kenya To Launch Its First Satellite Into Space

7:48:00 AM

Kenya will launch its first locally-made satellite into space on Friday.

The satellite will support with weather forecasting, and observe farming trends and monitor the countrys coastline, reports Capital FM.

The 10cm cube nano-satellite will be shot up about 4,000kms from earth from the Kennedy Space Center in the US.

It was built by engineers at the University of Nairobi with help from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, which paid for the 100m Kenyan shillings ($1m; £740,000) satellite reports the Nation.

It has an estimated lifespan of between 12 to 18 months, Capital FM adds.

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