Skip to Content

Kenya deploys first earth observation satellite into space


Associated Press

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s first earth observation satellite has been launched into space after two aborted attempts earlier in the week. The African country’s Taifa-1 was among the satellites on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, which lifted off from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California on Saturday. The rocket’s launch had to be scrubbed twice previously due to bad weather. The Kenya Space Agency says the Taifa-1 will fly over the country every four days and gather data for agriculture, land and environment monitoring. The satellite was developed and designed by Kenyans but manufactured at Endurosat in Bulgaria at a total cost of 50 million Kenyan shillings ($371,000).

Article Topic Follows: AP National News

Jump to comments ↓

Associated Press


KTVZ NewsChannel 21 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content