The Teens Launching Africa’s First Private Satellite



Publisher:
Great Big Story
Publication Date:
30 November 2017
Tags:
South Africa, Innovation, Science and Biotechnology

It's one thing to metaphorically reach for the stars, but what if teenagers could actually explore space? Bjarke Gotfredsen, the founder of an electronics and technology development company called XinaBox, is helping make that happen for students in Cape Town, South Africa. He built dozens of handheld micro sensors with the goal of allowing high schoolers to send their own satellites into orbit. What's more, Gotfredsen even purchased Africa's first privately owned satellite to give the students a platform for operating their own classroom ground control.

 


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South African Teens Launch Africa's First Private Satellite

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