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Ghanaian Varsity launches Satellite to monitor coastlines, mapping with $.5m

A private university in Ghana, the All Nations University based in the Eastern Regional capital, Koforidua has launched a satellite into orbit with a meager $500,000!
BBC reports that “The satellite will be used to monitor Ghana’s coastline for mapping purposes, and to build capacity in space science and technology”.
Analysts say Space technology can be used for sustainable development in communication, food security, and disaster management among others.
Several Ghanaian experts in industrial development and technology said considering the cost of food insecurity and disaster to developing countries, it should make much sense to invest in space technology with its usefulness to enhancing the lives of citizens and boosting economic growth, in addition to projecting positively the image of the country.