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Uganda set to launch Second satellite into space.

27 September, 2023

Uganda is working on launching another satellite into the space, Dr. Monica Musenero, the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation has said.

Dr. Musenero said this today during the launch of National Science Week in Kampala.

Last year, Uganda launched the country’s first-ever satellite, PearlAfricaSat-1.

The satellite developed by Ugandan engineers Edgar Mujuni, Bonny Omara, and Derrick Tebusweke is part of the BIRDS program, a cross-border interdisciplinary satellite project for non-space faring countries supported by Japan.

The development followed Uganda’s agreement with Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech) in Japan which involved upskilling the three graduate engineers to design, build, test, and launch Uganda’s first satellite.