Following the brutal attacks at Westgate Mall in Nairobi, I would like to convey my heart-felt condolences to the family and friends of the victims. This inexplicable and despicable beastly act occurred on 21st September 2013. May the fallen RIP and we pray for a rapid and wholesome recovery for the survivors. May God further […]Read more "Westgate Mall Attack"
During the better part of last week, the discovery of two aquifers in Turkana County, Kenya dominated the headlines of major global media outlets. These colossal underground water reserves (which have been confirmed by drilling) are estimated to contain a minimum of 250 billion cubic meters of water replenished annually at a rate of 3.4 […]Read more "Turkana Tale: Space Technology and Colossal Aquifers"
The definitive road-map that Kenya needs to follow in order to establish a domestic space sector from scratch will essentially entail ascending the space technology capability hierarchy pyramid. This scrupulous technology capability evolution process will involve initial lumpy resource investments whose benefits will be commensurate with the level technology sophistication. We choose to segment Kenya’s […]Read more "Kenya Space Sector Formulation"
In our quest to illustrate how to establish a space sector for sustainable development in Kenya, we have so far addressed several pertinent fundamental themes. They include; What is space technology? Why does Kenya need space-based technology? The global space technology legacy and the prevailing global space technology trends. Under what framework should Kenya integrate […]Read more "So Far!"
As Expected, Kenya will encounter formidable challenges in her quest to establish a successful and vibrant domestic space sector. These impediments are not necessarily unique to Kenya, but, attributed to the fact that Kenya is still an industrially developing nation chiefly propped by an agri-based economy. Nonetheless, some of these hurdles will unnervingly be peculiar […]Read more "Potential Challenges to Establishing a Space Sector in Kenya"
In order for Kenya to successfully adopt space technology, the country must assimilate and independently utilize this technology in an efficacious manner. Consequently, we shall scrutinize Kenya’s preparedness to absorb space technology and its potential to establish an entire space sector from scratch. Establishment of a flourishing indigenous space sector requires a dynamic and innovative […]Read more "Is Kenya Prepared to Establish a Local Space Sector?"
By virtue of being a late entrant, Kenya is paradoxically opportunely placed to benefit from the experiences of other countries that have preceded her in embracing space technology for sustainable development. We have scrutinized in detail the space technology experiences of India and Brazil, and further succinctly analyzed a plethora of other developing countries’ methodologies […]Read more "Lessons Extricated from the Experiences of Kenya’s Predecessors in Embracing Space Technology"
As we journey into 2013, we shall steadily formulate how Kenya should uniquely embrace space technology. Drawing from the approaches elucidated in “How Should Kenya Embrace Space Technology – I & II”; we shall recommend a specific approach detailing its elemental implementation from infancy to maturation as constrained by the objective to accelerate national sustainable […]Read more "First Topic in 2013!"
Taiwan The Taiwanese space agency—National Space Organization (NSPO) was established in 1991 to advance indigenous space technology capability in order to address national development needs and in future participate in the international space market. Through collaborative programs with United States and European partners, Taiwan launched the FORMOSAT series of Earth observation satellites. FORMOSAT-1, FORMOSAT-2 and […]Read more "Space Technology in other Industrializing Countries—II"
Here is my additional journal article on spacecraft design-for-demise aimed at the larger orbital debris mitigation issue.This piece focuses on design-for-demise risk-informed decision-making methodology. Title: Spacecraft Design-for-Demise Implementation Strategy & Decision-Making Methodology for Low Earth Orbit Missions Journal: Advances in Space Research Authors: Peter M.B. Waswa, Michael Elliot, Jeffrey A. HoffmanRead more "Spacecraft Design-for-Demise Article"