Space Technology in other Industrializing Countries—II

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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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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Space Technology in other Industrializing Countries—I

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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Next Topic

  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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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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Space Technology in Brazil

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 […]

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Space Technology in India

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 […]

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Space Technology in Industrially Developing Countries

It is important for us to examine how other industrially developing countries have approached the integration of space technology in their economies. The experiences of these countries constitute an invaluable knowledge trove indispensable to Kenya’s quest to establish a sustainable domestic space sector. We shall consider an extremely abridged scrutiny of the Indian and Brazilian […]

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How should Kenya embrace Space-based Technology? — II

Continued:    3. National A nationally driven initiative to embrace space-based technology is intrinsically a Kenyan domestic affair fostered by local stakeholders in the field. A mechanism to identify the methodology of assimilating space technology highlighting the corresponding priority areas will fall squarely on the shoulders of the government.  The government is sole the custodian […]

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