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Thursday, February 9, 2023

ZIMSAT 1 deployed to orbit

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.

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