By Wellington Makonese
Zimbabwe’s first satellite the ZIMSAT-1, which was launched into space last month has been deployed into Orbit from Japan.
The actual deployment of the ZIMSAT-1 has been carried out by Zimbabwean engineers in collaboration with experts from Uganda and Japan through the Kyushu Institute of Technology in Japan.
The deployment comes after the ZIMSAT-1, a nanosatellite, was launched to the International Space Station (ISS) from the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Launch Facility in Virginia last month.
Made by a team of local engineers, the satellite’s deployment is a positive step for the country in among other benefits advancing weather forecasting, infrastructure planning, water mapping and disaster prevention.