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Botswana To Launch First Satellite In 2025

SpaceX will oversee the launch logistics and conduct comprehensive testing to ensure a flawless deployment.

Botswana To Launch First Satellite In 2025
Botswana to launch first satellite in 2025 [PHOTO CREDIT: TechPointAfrica]

In an exciting development for Botswana’s technological advancement, EnduroSat, a Bulgaria-based satellite manufacturer, is collaborating with the Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) to construct the nation’s inaugural satellite.

Dubbed BOTSAT-1, this pioneering satellite will be developed on EnduroSat’s 3U microsatellite platform and will feature a hyperspectral camera. This advanced technology bolsters Botswana’s mining and agricultural sectors by monitoring and analyzing ground and soil content. The data will be instrumental in diversifying the country’s mining operations and protecting its agricultural industry from droughts and food insecurity.

Scheduled for completion in August 2024, BOTSAT-1 will be launched aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 in 2025. The mission will be a cornerstone in addressing Botswana’s developmental challenges, fostering technological innovation, and promoting sustainable growth. SpaceX will oversee the launch logistics and conduct comprehensive testing to ensure a flawless deployment.

EnduroSat CEO Raycho Raychev commended BIUST’s foresight, remarking, “The fact that [BIUST] has a long-term strategic growth vision and that they are following it strictly will enable them to build a formidable space programme.”

This partnership represents a significant leap for Botswana’s space aspirations, underscoring the critical role of international collaboration in enhancing scientific and technological capabilities.

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