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Angola

  • Sean WoodgateEmail author
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Part of the Southern Space Studies book series (SOSPST)

Abstract

The rapid economic and political growth of Angola has sparked a recent and most vested interest in space activities. Against a backdrop of civil-war and self-determination, the country has become a leading entity in the telecommunications market in central Africa. Whilst attendance to council meetings and the signing and ratification of UN Space treaties has been lacklustre; partnerships with the likes of Russia and China has brought about the AngoSat Project; the launching of cutting-edge satellites to provide technical independence and prestige for the country, as well as support the development goals set by the AU. Commanding a fully functional satellite control station and trained personnel, the country is in a unique position to assist others in advancing their own infrastructure.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Cape TownRondeboschSouth Africa

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