Pearl Africa Sat-1 Satellite deployed into orbit

Kampala- Uganda’s first satellite, PearlAfricasat-1, has been deployed into orbit from the International Space Station (ISS).

According to the Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation Dr. Monica Musenero, was deployed on Friday at 10:45 am.

It had earlier been launched to the ISS on November 7, 2022. See more:

Dr. Monica Musenero says Uganda’s Ground Station, established at Mpoma, Mukono is now operational and in communication with our Satellite.

PearlAfricaSat-1 was developed by 3 Ugandan Engineers: Bonny Omara, Derrick Tebusweke, and Edgar Mujuni, who received specialized training at Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech), Japan.

“We thank His Excellency the President, the Government of Japan, Kyutech, and NASA for the enormous support towards this monumental milestone,” Said Dr. Monica Musenero in a statement released on Friday afternoon.

PearlAfricaSat-1 is designed to provide research and observation data that will provide solutions in weather forecast, land, water bodies, mineral mapping and agriculture monitoring. Others are disaster prevention, infrastructure planning and border security.

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