• Mchasisi GaselaEmail author
Part of the Southern Space Studies book series (SOSPST)


Space technology and research offers unique opportunity for African states to realize their socio-economic and environmental development agendas. Ghana has always been an ambitious state in achieving her developmental needs through scientific and technological advancement. Realizing her development needs in curbing challenges of natural disasters, illegal gold mining, combating climate change, improving agricultural productivity, enhancing natural resource management and global connectivity, she entered the space arena. This chapter seeks to trace the development of Ghana’s space programme and the strides she has accomplished in her ambition of applying space technologies in realizing her developmental needs.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Cape TownRondeboschSouth Africa

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