|[Published: Monday May 07 2018]
Kenya to launch first satellite
NAIROBI 7 May (ANA) - Kenya will launch its first locally-made satellite into space on Friday.
The satellite will help with weather forecasting, and observe farming trends and monitor the country’s coastline, reports Capital FM.
The 10cm cube nano-satellite will be shot up about 4,000kms from earth from the Kennedy Space Center in the US.
It was built by engineers at the University of Nairobi with support from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, which paid for the 100m Kenyan shillings ($1m; £740,000) satellite reports the Nation.(ANA)
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