Ghana launches satellite.
Ghana has launched its first satellite dubbed Ghansat-1
The Ghansat-1 was released and deployed into orbit at an altitude of 420 km this is coming 60 years after the country’s independence.
The satellite was said to have been built by students of All Nations University in Koforidua, the Eastern Regional capital, some 85 km east of the capital.
The satellite has cameras onboard capable of taking pictures of Ghana and providing data on happenings on Ghana’s coastal areas and the environment.
The successful launch of the satellite has put Ghana on the international map as the first country in Sub-Saharan Africa to launch academic satellite into space. It has also paved way for the country to benefit from satellite technology.
The launch was watched live by the students of All Nations University campus.