Share your ideas and stories on how we can propel Africans and African Space Technology into space.
At ONESTAGETOSPACE.COM we like to take the long-term view. Now that CubeSats have become a household term, and Africans have already flown their first CubeSats, there is nothing to stop them from further engaging their talented engineers in this field of research.
CubeSats have become more than just an entry-level satellite capability. Used individually or in swarms, and taking advantage of new propulsion systems extending their useful life, they are evolving into capable sensor platforms at a cost 10 to 1000 times lower than their big brothers. As a result, what was once a glorified student research project, is now becoming a world wide business activity with exponential growth and plenty of opportunity.
Africans can derive the same benefits from satellite data as the rest of the world does, but instead of a buyer of information, maybe it is time they become an acquirer and vendor of data.
Since their life cycle cost is below 500.000 EUR, including build, launch, insurance and operations, and with a high return on investment, training your engineers in this field makes economic sense.
If you have a presence on the African continent, we would like you to share your space news stories about planned, ongoing and successful Africans, African projects and African Firms in the Commercial or Scientific Space Activities field with ONESTAGETOSPACE and the world. We will gladly publish these stories on our site to further raise their profile.
Since we are a team of Europeans, contributions can be sent in the following languages: English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Dutch. We will publish them in English.
If you are willing to launch your platform on one of our Earth Orbit or Lunar Surface Bound vehicles, do not hesitate to contact our staff.