Kenya Space Sector Formulation—Phase 5 & 6

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 […]

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Potential Challenges to Establishing a Space Sector in Kenya

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 […]

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Is Kenya Prepared to Establish a Local Space Sector?

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 […]

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Spacecraft Design-for-Demise Article

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. Hoffman

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Spacecraft Design-for-Demise

  Here is my recent journal article publication contributing towards the larger Space Debris Mitigation endeavor. Title: Illustrative NASA Low Earth Orbit spacecraft subsystems design-for-demise trade-offs, analyses and limitations Author: Peter M.B. Waswa; Jeffrey A. Hoffman Journal: Int. J. of Design Engineering, 2012 Vol.5, No.1, pp.21 – 40  

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