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Zimbabwe to launch nanosatellite in July

Zimbabwe, has announced plans to launch a nanosatellite to be called ZimSat-1 in July 2022. This will be the country’s first...

Uganda to launch first-ever Low Earth Orbit satellite

Uganda has announced it will launch its first-ever satellite into low Earth orbit in September 2022. The country’s minister of finance,...

Starlink licenced to operate in Nigeria and Mozambique, says Elon Musk

SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk, has announced that the company’s satellite internet service Starlink, has received licences to operate in Nigeria and...

OneWeb and TinSky complete first West African LEO Satellite Gateway

Converged satellite company TinSky Connect in partnership with connectivity firm OneWeb has announced the successful completion of the installation of 15...

South Africa prepares to launch own satellite

The South African government has announced that plans to develop and launch a communication satellite into space are moving ahead.

US stops anti-satellite missile tests to lessen space junk

The government of the United States has declared it will no longer perform anti-satellite missile testing, a practice nearly universally deplored...

South Africa’s move from analogue to digital, what you need to know

You may have received a SMS (or five) with words in it like ‘migrate,’ ‘analogue,’ ‘digital,’ and ‘deadline,’ and like most...

Leveraging satellite technology for effective disaster management

Satellite technology crucial to saving human life in low and middle-income countries  Governments and the private sector need...

Starlink satellite launches grew 49% in the last year

Elon Musk's SpaceX company has continued ramping its Starlink satellite launches into space. A data analysis conducted...

DSTV pulls plug on Russia Today channel

Following the outbreak of the Russia – Ukraine conflict, entertainment company MultiChoice’s subsidiary DStv, removed Russia Today (RT), Russia’s state-controlled international...

Liquid and Telesat ink deal to bring Low Earth Orbit satellite services to Africa

Satellite operator Telesat and Liquid Intelligent Technologies, have announced a strategic cooperation agreement to explore reciprocal go-to-market strategies to bring Telesat Lightspeed...

First African O3b mPOWER gateway to be deployed in Senegal

This gateway will enable unprecedented high-performance and low-latency connectivity services across the whole African continent Multi-service telecommunications group...

Why Nanosatellite launch is a huge leap forward for African space science

South African space science had a big day on 13 January 2022. The Cape Peninsula University of Technology, based in Cape...

Why low-orbit satellites may offer cheaper, more accessible internet for developing world

Will residents of the developing world thank their lucky stars as low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites start to usher in the...

Kenya’s Communications Authority throws 60 FM radio stations off air

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has announced the revocation of FM broadcasting frequencies and cancellation of licence offers for 60...

Global satellite IoT subscriber base to reach 15.7 million by 2025

According to a new research report from specialist IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the global satellite IoT communications market is growing...

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