Space Technology and Africa’s Development: The Strategic Role of Small Satellites.

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-satellites    

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Space Systems Actualization

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   […]

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African Space Policy

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 […]

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Kenya Space Sector Formulation—Phase 4

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. […]

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Discussion Resumes!

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.

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Kenya Space Sector Formulation—Phase 3

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 […]

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