Kenya has launched its first space satellite which will be used to observe farming trends.
It was launched from an International Space Station in Florida, United States on April 2.
The satellite was developed by the University of Nairobi in collaboration with the University of Rome.
“This is a milestone in Kenya’s exploration into space,” Foreign Affairs CS Monica Juma said.
The selected team was first announced during the TICAD VI, as a beneficially of the first round of the KiboCUBE Programme.
KiboCUBE is an initiative that offers educational and research institutions from developing countries, the opportunity to deploy cube satellites (CubeSats) from the Japanese Kibo module of the International Space Station (ISS).