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!"
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"
Despite this early opportunity coming to Kenya’s doorstep, the country remained oddly aloof to adopt space technology as part of the national development agenda.Read more "Absurd Anecdote: History of Space Technology In Kenya"
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"
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"
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"
Happy New Year! As we continue with this important quest, let us take a look back at http://www.spacekenya.org 2013 report. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,000 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 50 trips to carry that […]Read more "2013 in review"
It is in this phase of the road-map that the Kenya space sector organizational framework is defined. This organizational framework should not only present the constituent stakeholders; but, also elucidate the interaction dynamics between the stakeholders. Consequently, we propose the Kenya space sector organizational chart shown in the schematic below. This initial sector organizational framework […]Read more "Kenya Space Sector Formulation—Phase 2"