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Uganda Sent Its First Satellite Into Space

Uganda Science and Technology Ministry announced that the satellite named “PearlAfricaSat-1”, developed by Ugandan and Japanese engineers, will be placed in low orbit in December.

The satellite will be used for weather forecasting, water level control, mapping of natural resources and agricultural purposes. The satellite, which will also be used in disaster prevention and infrastructure planning, was launched by the US Aerospace Administration (NASA).

It was stated that local engineers trained in this field will communicate with the satellite, which is the first satellite program of the country. Few countries in Sub-Saharan Africa such as Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Ethiopia and Rwanda have satellites in space.

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