Ghana launches Space Science and Technology centre

Accra, May 2, GNA – Ghana on Wednesday launched a Space Science and Technology Centre, to develop and coordinate programmes in space science and technology for the socio-economic development of the country.By its vision, the centre is expected to uncover and exploit the capabilities of science and technology for national socio-economic and technological development through cutting-edge research.It is also to establish a centre of excellence in space science and technology, to foster teaching and learning as well as the commercial application of space research, for the economic transformation of Ghana and West Africa.

The centre will focus on the coordination of implementation of projects and programmes in areas including remote sensing and geographic information systems, meteorology, astronomy and astrophysics, communication as well as human capacity development.A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology and Vodafone Ghana, to allow the centre to convert vodafone’s redundant earth satellite station at Kuntunse, which has a 32-meter antenna into a telescope for research and developments astronomy. Continue reading