The ASU-led NASA Psyche Mission is offering a free self-paced online course that outlines the process of NASA space mission development from idea to flight. The series of free online courses are called the NASA Psyche Mission Innovation Toolkit. The course provides a valuable insight into space mission development campaign. I highly recommend this course […]Read more "Free Online Course on Space Exploration!"
This is a research article I co-authored as part of the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government Research Working Paper Series . It focuses on the theme of Space Technology for Sustainable Development and the unique role played by small satellites. https://www.hks.harvard.edu/publications/space-technology-and-africas-development-strategic-role-small-satellitesRead more "Space Technology and Africa’s Development: The Strategic Role of Small Satellites."
I am happy to share a link to my latest journal article scrutinizing the systems engineering methodologies and approaches of formulating and implementing space missions. A survey of space mission architecture and system actualisation methodologies This research seeks to improve space mission actualization methodologies by examining non-traditional emerging trends in space systems engineering practices. Further, we […]Read more "Space Systems Actualization"
Ascending to the terminal phase-8 of the proposed Kenya space sector road-map would render Kenya a pacesetter on the global space technology scene. Only a handful of nations unequivocally belong to this exclusive club. They are United States, Russia, and China. Closely behind are nations and organizations that have attained the capabilities described in phase-7. […]Read more "Kenya Space Sector Formulation—Phase 7 & 8"
After a protracted process stretching beyond 5 years, the African Union (AU) Space Working Group delivered the African Space Policy document late last year (African Space Strategy V10_1). This document was subsequently adopted by African education, science and technology ministers and is expected to be approved by the AU Heads of States Summit in January 2016. This is […]Read more "African Space Policy"
The on-orbit validation of domestically developed space technology accomplished in Phase 4 will need to be followed by entrenchment of this achieved proficiency in a domestic cutting-edge space technology manufacturing base. In doing so, Kenya will start to climb one level on the space technology capability hierarchy pyramid to become a Spacecraft Manufacturer. This significant […]Read more "Kenya Space Sector Formulation—Phase 5 & 6"
African moon mission seeks cash for first phase By Paula Park A group of African space enthusiasts have taken to the internet to raise money for what they say will be the continent’s first moon mission. Africa2Moon’s main goal is to send a probe to orbit or land on the moon and beam back video […]Read more "African Space Technology Initiatives"
In this phase, Kenya will begin to transcend to the Operator level from a User level of the space technology capability hierarchy pyramid. This progression will be realized through further expansion of the resources and capacities formerly initiated in the preceding phases. Expanding capabilities will further be augmented by the introduction of completely new competences. […]Read more "Kenya Space Sector Formulation—Phase 4"
I am delighted that after a brief hiatus, the regular posts and discussions on establishing a space space in Kenya have now resumed. Let us keep the conversation going. The next post will be on Kenya Space Sector Formulation Phase 4.Read more "Discussion Resumes!"
It is in this phase that the physical establishment of the proposed space sector’s infrastructure and tangible capacity commences. A concurrent tripartite approach targeting i) human, ii) organizational and, iii) societal capacity development is required to ensure a comprehensive and efficacious inception of the Kenyan space sector. Similarly, identification and strategic engagement of potential collaboration […]Read more "Kenya Space Sector Formulation—Phase 3"