With MP approval, Egypt’s space and satellite plans move ahead

With MP approval, Egypt’s space and satellite plans move ahead

Egyptian lawmakers on Monday approved a long-awaited law formally establishing the nation’s space agency, while announcing a planned research satellite launch with partners Japan and China. Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar, Egypt’s Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, showed MPs a model of the satellite and said its components will be built…

South Africa’s space telescopes contribute to cosmic discovery

South African scientists are celebrating their contribution to an unprecedented space discovery, through data gathered by their Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) and the Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory. For the first time, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves, or ripples in space-time, in addition to light from the spectacular collision of…

Ghana converts GHARR-1 research reactor to low-uranium fuel

Ghana has now converted the fuel at its only nuclear research reactor in Accra, successfully completing an international project meant to replace the use of high enriched uranium (HEU) to low enriched uranium (LEU) fuel. The three-year effort completed last week makes Ghana the first of five countries outside of…