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"
Happy 2016! Here is the http://www.spacekenya.org 2015 annual statistics report. Here’s an excerpt: A matatu holds 30 people. This blog was viewed about 3,400 times in 2015. If it were a matatu, it would take about 115 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the complete report.Read more "2015 in review"
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"
African moon mission seeks cash for first phase By Paula Park A group of African space enthusiasts have taken to the internet to raise money for what they say will be the continent’s first moon mission. Africa2Moon’s main goal is to send a probe to orbit or land on the moon and beam back video […]Read more "African Space Technology Initiatives"
Wish all readers a prosperous 2015. This year I hope to be more prolific with the frequency of articles shared on this website. We had very interesting developments within the space sector in 2014 and are confident that the trend will continue in 2015. For instance, there is an ongoing proposal for an African moon […]Read more "Welcome 2015!"
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"
I am delighted that after a brief hiatus, the regular posts and discussions on establishing a space space in Kenya have now resumed. Let us keep the conversation going. The next post will be on Kenya Space Sector Formulation Phase 4.Read more "Discussion Resumes!"
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"