Zambia to have own Satelite

 Zambia to have own Satelite

By Maimbo Mweemba
Science and Technology Minister Felix Mutati has unveiled a 20 man team of the Technical Steering Committee on the National Space Science program to help launch a satellite in the next two years.

Mr Mutati says he has confidence in the membership that has been appointed to spearhead the development and coordinate activities for development of the space science under the national remote sensing centre.

He said the Technical Steering Committee will be expected among other things to develop the road map and implementation plan for the launch of space satellite.

Mr Mutati was speaking after inaugurating the team at a ceremony held at the National Institute for Scientific and Industrial Research in Lusaka.

Among those on the Technical Steering committee is Higher Education Authority Director General, Stephen Simukanga, and some from the Engineering Institute of Zambia, the University of Zambia and Ministry of Defence.