GhanaSat-1 is the first artificial satellite developed by Ghanaian engineers and released into space. 60 years after the Soviet Union launched the first artificial satellite into space, Ghana via a non-public institution called All Nations University College have become the first country in Sub-Saharan Africa to launch an academic satellite.
The 3 young space engineers who designed the satellite has managed to put Ghana on the global map of Space activities. They are Mr. Benjamin Bonsu (Project Manager) a PhD student in Applied Science for System Engineering, Mr. Joseph Quansah Neenyi Kojo-krobo and Mr. Ernest Teye Matey of the All Nations University College (ANUC), Koforidua, Eastern Region, Ghana.
It is the end result of a two-yr project, costing $500,000 (£400,000).It obtained assist from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).
The satellite could be used to monitor Ghana's shoreline for mapping purposes, and to construct potential in space technological know-how and technology.
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