Africa

Focus on Technology
2:00 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

African space agency, a giant leap for some

With a goal of building a space rocket, Uganda now is working on a single-seater plane.
NTV

This fall members of the African Union Commission are scheduled to release their recommendations for an African Space Agency. The feasibility study is chaired by South Africa and includes Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Egypt and Algeria.

For some, a space agency is the likely next step. Since 2010 satellite capacity across the continent has almost tripled, helping to fuel Africa's mobile revolution, according to University of Cincinnati aerospace engineering professor Grant Schaffner.

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