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Rwanda and Senegal Announce Plans To Build Space Infrastructure 


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Colonel Francis Ngabo of the Rwandan Space Agency announced intentions to build a ground station later this year.

The Colonel announced this on the second day of Space in Africa’s inaugural NewSpace Africa Conference.

To date, Rwanda has launched one satellite, established a space agency, and built a geospatial center.

Rwanda’s national space legislation and policy would be ready later this year, Colonel Francis Ngabo said.

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Meanwhile, as a keynote speaker at the conference, Dr. Gayane Faye, Coordinator of the Senegal Space Programme, revealed Senegal’s plans to launch its first satellite in the third quarter of 2023.

Rwanda and Senegal Announce Plans To Build Space Infrastructure | I LOVE AFRICA

Dr. Gayene also stated that the country would soon launch the Senegalese space agency in addition to the satellite.

Aside from the revelations, the colonel discussed the role of the private sector in the development of Rwanda’s space ecosystem.

In addition, he stated that the agency prioritizes human capacity development and innovation in order to create a self-sustaining ecosystem.

To that end, he urged investors to consider investing in the country’s space program.

The three-day conference, themed “Making Africa the New Hotspot for Space Business,” includes keynote speakers, interactive sessions, panel discussions, business pitches, B2B and B2C matchmaking, and unique networking opportunities.

Furthermore, over 100 delegates from 29 countries across four continents will attend the high-level event.

These include heads of African space agencies and top industry leaders, representatives from leading commercial space companies, investors, and other critical stakeholders in the African space and satellite industry.


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