NCA Meets Ghanas CubeSat Developer from the All Nations University in Koforidua

Posted On:  27-Apr-2017

On Tuesday 5th April, 2017, the National Communications Authority (NCA) hosted officials from the Intelligence Space Systems Laboratory of the All Nations University (ANU) in Koforidua. They gave a presentation to the 1U CubeSat technology development and upcoming launch of a Ghana satellite which was developed by Ghanaian students as well as other activities of the Intelligence Space laboratory.

Mrs. Florence Martey, Acting Head of the Engineering Division of the Authority in welcoming the team from ANU said the NCA is always open to learning more about the industry within which it operates.   She said that the Authority always takes the opportunity to learn new ideas and techniques that will help in developing the industry and country.

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Mrs. Florence Martey, Acting Head of the Engineering Division welcoming the officials from ANU.

According to Mr. Benjamin Bonsu, a lecturer at the ANU and also one of the developers of the 1UCubesat, Ghana has become the first in Sub-Saharan Africa to obtain practical knowledge in building a CubeSat.  This CubeSat can contribute towards efforts in addressing utilitarian and inspirational challenges in the areas of communication, remote sensing application, agriculture and illegal mining.

 

 

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