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?"
As we previously stated, Kenya urgently needs to formally integrate space technology in its development agenda because; “space technology is a specialized capability which is inherently endowed to accelerate the realization of national sustainable development goals thereby expeditiously transforming Kenya into the envisioned newly industrialized country.“ The specific application areas of space technology are tabulated […]Read more "Space Sector 2.0 – The Kenya Space Sector Characterization"
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"
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"
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 […]Read more "Space Technology in other Industrializing Countries—I"
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 […]Read more "Next Topic"
Brazil initiated space activities in 1961 with the creation of the Group for the Organization of the National Committee for Space Activities (GOCNAE) through a presidential decree. This body subordinated to the National Research Council and chiefly operated under the auspices of the Air Force. Following the formation of the Brazilian Committee on Space Activities […]Read more "Space Technology in Brazil"
After the launch of Sputnik in 1957, Dr. Vikram Sarabhai recognized the potential of artificial satellites. He hence persuaded the government on the importance of space technology for a developing country like India. He emphasized the importance of space technology for developing countries in the following quote There are some who question the relevance of […]Read more "Space Technology in India"