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Sudan and South Sudan

  • Barbara OjurEmail author
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Part of the Southern Space Studies book series (SOSPST)

Abstract

A study was conducted into Sudan and South Sudan to uncover their space reach. Research into both of the countries showed that Sudan was ahead of South Sudan in terms of education, natural resources and space technology. This is attributed to the fact that Sudan, prior to 2011, suffered two civil wars. Sudan split, in 2011, into two different nations resulted in an economic disparity between the two countries. Sudan has managed to build and launch a CubeSat, and they have notable relations to space-faring nations and organisations. South Sudan, on the other hand, is yet to put forth a notable space application. Even though Sudan is better developed in an array of areas, both Sudan and South Sudan have not ratified or signed any international space treaties to date.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Cape TownRondeboschSouth Africa

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