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  • Ethiopian Space Race: Plans To Produce Satellites, Launch Rockets Locally

    Ethiopian space race By Dana Sanchez, 10:57 am

    A scholarly tradition tied to agriculture, stargazing in Ethiopia predates Christianity. Some historians argue that the first study of celestial bodies can be traced back to Ethiopia. Ethiopia’s space ambitions could make it the first country in the Horn of Africa and Northeast Africa to become a space power. Developing satellites and rocket launchers locally in Ethiopia could prompt Kenya, Uganda, Egypt and even Sudan to accelerate their own space ambitions.

  • Milestone: Delta Now Has In-Flight Wi-Fi On Flights From Africa

    in-flight Wi-Fi By Dana Sanchez, 7:45 pm

    Delta Airlines this week completed the roll-out of Wi-Fi on its international fleet, equipping its last remaining Boeing 777 – one of several serving Africa – with on-demand Wi-Fi throughout the aircraft. In-flight Wi-Fi may sound like a great way to stay in touch with family and friends or catch up on work, but generally, services have been slow. Satellite-based systems can provide coverage over oceans where air-to-ground falls short. Competition is growing among new satellite-based Wi-Fi companies, with added satellite capacity driving prices down.

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