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Kenya

  • Bas MartensEmail author
Chapter
Part of the Southern Space Studies book series (SOSPST)

Abstract

Kenya has had a long history in space by hosting the world’s first equatorial launch platform. Kenya has a good education and information infrastructure, and acts as an economic hub in the region, thus laying the backbone for a developing space nation. Slowly, governmental arrangements are made for the establishment of an own space agency, and the country has recently launched its first satellite. There are already many collaborative institutions in the country. Although still dependent on international collaborations, the critical mass needed to sustain an autonomous space industry has almost been achieved!

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Cape TownRondeboschSouth Africa

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