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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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In addition to scrutinizing the Indian and Brazilian space agendas, we shall further succinctly assess how other industrializing economies have co-opted space-based technology to accelerate national development. The scrutiny here shall delve to a relatively shallower extent than the previously addressed two case studies. The objectives, acquisition, assimilation, evolution, and applications of space technology by […]
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After scrutinizing the two illustrative examples of integrating space-based technology for sustainable development in India and Brazil, next, we shall briefly reveal other industrially developing countries that have like-wise embraced this path. In underscoring the espousal of space technology in economies that maybe regarded as Kenya’s peers, we hope to further precipitate embracing space […]
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In this post, I will explore several approaches Kenya can opt for to fully integrate space-based technology in its national developmental agenda. As outlined in the post on Space Missions, Kenya as a User is presently at the bottom of the space technology capability hierarchy pyramid. Consequently, Kenya must chart a path that will guarantee […]
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Recently, significant interest in acquisition and application of space based technology in Kenya seems to be building up as evident in these two pieces. http://www.newstimeafrica.com/archives/27493 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctH6V16PEuU More and more facets of the Kenyan society are gaining interest in the subject and appear to be generally inclined to precipitate a sustainable meaningful government involvement. This is definitely […]
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