Botswana Launches Ambitious Space Orbit Programme

Botswana Launches Ambitious Space Orbit Programme
Botswana Launches Ambitious Space Orbit Programme

President Mokgweetsi Masisi on Friday launched an ambitious space ship programme, a first of its kind, which will see Botswana entering the space race.

The programme will shoot into orbit its own home-grown miniature space crafts, the smallest and modern satellite cubes that are fast replacing the traditional gigantic space ships in space missions.

The launch of the space programme is consonant with Masisi’s development agenda of harnessing a knowledge-based economy as he proudly singled out the university for its remarkable response to his rallying call: “If there is an institution that has responded to the clarion call of the leadership and whose response had fitted like a hand to gloves, it is BIUST."

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