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Tunisia

  • André SiebritsEmail author
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Part of the Southern Space Studies book series (SOSPST)

Abstract

While Tunisia’s space sector and activities are not yet on par with other leading African states such as Algeria, the country is a rapidly rising space actor. Since 1984 the National Centre for Cartography and Remote Sensing has been supporting various sectors of the economy through the use of space data, and more recently agreements have been concluded with international partners to establish a domestic industrial sector dedicated to space, via the Sfax Technopole. Plans are also underway for the first Tunisian satellite, aiming for launch by 2020, while the country also hosts a variety of space-related organisations such as the Regional Centre for Remote Sensing of North Africa States, the Sahara and Sahel Observatory (OSS), and most recently the China-Arab Beidou Centre. Tunisia is thus likely to be one of Africa’s fastest emerging nations in the space sector in the coming years, given political support and the recognition of the importance of space in the country’s development plans.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Cape TownRondeboschSouth Africa

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