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Kenya launches its first local satellite into space



Kenya will write history this Friday when things go as planned to bring its first locally-made satellite into space.

The Nano-Satellite, developed by university students and researchers Nairobi was handed over to the JAXA Tsukuba Space Center in January in cooperation with the Japanese Space Agency JAXA to prepare for its mission.

John Orindi, Director of Corporate Affairs of UoN, said that a delegation headed by Amina Mohamed witnessed the event in Japan

Known as the University of Kenya's first nano-satellite precursor flight (1

KUNS-PF) According to the university, it will be the first selected CubeSat by Kibo, which is the International Space Station's (ISS) Japanese Experiment Module

"The launch ceremony will be on May 11, 2018 at about 1 pm Kenyan time from Kibo Space Cabinet Secretary, Ambassador Amina Mohamed, will lead a Power A comprehensive delegation of government officials and university researchers who will witness the event live, "he said.

More details about the preparations will be released today at a press conference, during which JAXA astronauts will participate via a video link from Japan

According to UoN, the 10-centimeter cube satellite (CubeSat) was part of the KiboCube Program of the United Nations Office on Space (UNOOSA) and JAXA

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