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Danielle Wood and Minoo Rathnasabapathy speak at 35th Space Symposium

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Wednesday
April 10, 2019
3:00pm

The Africa Space Sector: An Emerging Market

Countries in Africa are rapidly growing their space capabilities. In the age of digital transformation, countries are witnessing evolving markets and opportunities to invest in space technology and apply it to national development goals. How have countries in Africa established national satellite
development and education programs? What achievements have African countries recently achieved in space and what's coming up in the next few years? Representatives from industry, agency, and academia share their unique insight into the future of the Africa space sector, evolving markets trends and the affect on the international space arena. 

Moderator:

Dr. Minoo Rathnasabapathy, Research Engineer, MIT Media Lab

Panelists:

Allen Herbert, Vice President Business Development & Strategy, NanoRacks LLC
Leehandi de Witt, Sales & Marketing Manager, NewSpace Systems
Beza Tesfaye Zewdie, General Manager, Ethiopian Space Science Society (ESSS)
Prof Danielle Wood, Assistant Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Watch a recording of The  Africa Space Sector panel at the Space Symposium

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