The GhanaSat-1―Ghana’s first satellite―began its circle as of late, with a little assistance from a few companions. now entered the space race.
The cubesat, worked by a Ghanaian designing group at All Nations University, was conveyed to NASA’s International Space Station in June on a SpaceX rocket that took off from cushion 39a at Kennedy Space Center, a NASA representative affirmed.
The GhanaSat-1 sent into space from the Center in July, and is currently operational, as per extend chief Richard Damoah, a Ghanaian teacher and aide look into researcher at NASA.
“This specific satellite has two missions,” Damoah told TechCrunch. “It has cameras on board for point by point observing of the coastlines of Ghana. At that point there’s an instructive piece―we need to utilize it to coordinate satellite innovation into secondary school educational modules,” he said.
GhanaSat-1 will send a flag to a ground station at All Nations University’s Space Systems and Technology Laboratory. That is the place it was produced by a group of architects that included Benjamin Bonsu, Ernest Teye Matey, and Joseph Quansah.
Japan’s national space office:
While Ghana’s leader Nana Akufo-Addo hailed the dispatch and complimented the group straightforwardly, the venture did not get official Ghanaian government bolster, as indicated by Damoah. Rather, Japan’s national space office, JAXA, gave the greater part of the assets and preparing to build up the satellite.
The GhanaSat-1 arrangement marks expanded intrigue and movement in Africa toward space investigation. Nigeria’s first cubesat propelled on the same SpaceX mission. “A few countries, for example, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Ethiopia have space organizations. Angola reported its goal to dispatch a satellite over the coming year,” said Elsie Kanza, Head of Africa at the World Economic Forum. similar how Singapore launches world’s first ZigBee inter-satellite comms system
She additionally indicated Pan-African endeavors to arrange space endeavors, for example, the African Union’s African Space Policy and Strategy initiative―adopted last year―that provoked AU individuals states “to understand an African Outer space Program, as one of the lead programs… .of the AU Agenda.”
Ghanaian government assets:
Damoah trusts the GhanaSat-1 arrangement could provoke Ghanaian government assets toward a moment satellite venture facilitated by All Nations University and the nation’s Science Space and Technology Center. “After this dispatch, we now have the help of the president and bureau bolster,” he said. “We are hoping to build up a GhanaSat-2, with high determination cameras, that could screen things, for example, unlawful mining, water utilize, and deforestation in the nation.”