So Far!

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 […]

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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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Lessons Extricated from the Experiences of Kenya’s Predecessors in Embracing Space Technology

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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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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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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