Kenya took a giant step in space science when its first locally made satellite was launched into space on Friday at 1:30 pm.
Due to its small size, the low-orbiting satellite at the University of Nairobi (UoN) was first brought into the International Space Station on April 2, from where it was thrown into space.
Thousands of Kenyans witnessed how it came live online and on television live. Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Amina Mohamed, led a Kenyan delegation to Japan to experience the historic moment.
"I am encouraged by the plan of the University of Nairobi and it is an inspiration for Kenyans to study space science for the development of our economy," said President Kenyatta in a speech by CS Amina.
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"I look forward to working together on future missions," he said over a video link.
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His mission to orbit the earth was broadcast live to an audience at the university's Chandaria Center for Performing Arts.
"It will help with earth mapping, earth observation, land use and environmental monitoring, weather forecasting, communication, disaster management, coastal and border monitoring, and forest, livestock and wildlife management," UoN Vice Chancellor Peter Mbithi said in a previous briefing.
"The satellite has a lifespan of 12 to 18 months, after which it will drain and burn," said UoN Faculty of Engineering Prof. Mwangi Mbuthia.