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Ghana’s first Satellite released into orbit after successful launch

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Isaac Kaledzi
Isaac Kaledzi is an experienced and award winning journalist from Ghana. He has worked for several media brands both in Ghana and on the International scene. Isaac Kaledzi is currently serving as an African Correspondent for DW.
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Ghana’s first satellite called Ghansat-1 was on Friday released into orbit after its successful launch in June.

Ghanasat-1 was launched into International Space Station (ISS) by SpaceX, Flight 11 from Kennedy Space Center in Florida-USA on June 10, 2017.

The satellite was released and deployed into the orbit at an altitude of 420km on July 7, 2017 at 12:00 GMT.

The process was watched live at JAXA Tsukuba Space Center in Japan and All Nations University Campus in Koforidua, Eastern Ghana.

The successful launch of the satellite now makes Ghana the first country in Sub-Saharan African to launch academic Satellite into space.

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The satellite built by students of All Nations University College in Koforidua, Ghana has low and high resolution cameras onboard capable of taken pictures of Ghana and provide data on happenings on Ghana’s coastal areas and the environment.

Technical member of the Ghanasat -1 team, Ernest Teye Matey told local media that the successful launch of the Satellite “will bring numerous benefits to Ghana.”



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