Cameroonians in the Diaspora plan on Launching Cameroon’s first ever Space Satellite called “FAKO”
Cameroonians in the diaspora are planning on launching Cameroon’s first ever satellite into space.
Cameroon will be looking to join 12 other African Countries that already have satellites in space
Egypt leads the way with nine launched satellites, followed by South Africa with eight, Algeria with seven, Nigeria with six, and Morocco with three. Ghana, Sudan, Ethiopia, Angola, Kenya, Rwanda and Mauritius complete the list.
Below is a clarification released by Pan Africanist A.Mounde Njimbam
OUR MEETING FOR THE LAUNCH OF THE 1ST CAMEROONIAN SATELLITE WILL TAKE PLACE ON JANUARY 20, 2022!
The country of Um Nyobé must take the step of the space adventure, in the wake of these brotherly African countries that have been honoring our continent for about ten years through the establishment of space agencies and the launch of satellites. Indeed, I have committed to it: to contribute, in a concrete way, to the implementation of the objectives of African space policy, defined by the African Union in 2016, by promoting the development of space culture in African countries and among Africans in the Diaspora.
Space issues having become unavoidable, our daily lives being, today, determined for our communications, travel, weather forecasts, connections, etc., by satellites.
One of the variations of this commitment, in addition to a process of specialization, academically, in the field of space law and policies, is the contribution to the development of a space ecosystem in Cameroon. Whether it is the launch and support of public and private initiatives.
To this end, consultation work has been initiated, following the initiative I took to design a first Cameroonian satellite, called FAKO, with the ancestral name of Mount Cameroon. This approach is conducted with skills based in Cameroon and its Diaspora, evolving in the fields of engineering, mechatronics, nanosatellite design, science and technology and digital technology.
Our meeting on January 20, at the Espace de la Maison des Camerounais de France, will mark a decisive step in the start of this project, which is full of symbols and useful for the expansion of space education in Cameroon and Africa.
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