The Taifa 1 Mission

Recently Kenya launched its first earth observatory satellite using a SpaceX rocket.

About Taifa 1 Satellite

  • Developed By: Kenya Space Agency
  • Launched From: Vandenberg Base in California, USA
  • Launched Using: Falcon 9 rocket of SpaceX
  • Launched On: April 15th, 2023
  • Special: first earth observatory satellite of Kenya

Key Points

  • It is Kenya’s first operational earth observation satellite.
  • The satellite’s main objective is to collect agricultural and environmental data, including floods, droughts, and wildfires, to help Kenya deal with disaster management and food insecurity.