Europlanet Science Congress 2021
Virtual meeting
13 – 24 September 2021
Europlanet Science Congress 2021
Virtual meeting
13 September – 24 September 2021
EPSC Abstracts
Vol. 15, EPSC2021-825, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/epsc2021-825
Europlanet Science Congress 2021
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Overview of Zambia's drive for implementing space technology

Prospery C. Simpemba, Golden G. Nyambuya, Denis Silungwe, and Yaki Namiluko
Prospery C. Simpemba et al.
  • Copperbelt University, Department of Physics, Kitwe, Zambia

Zambia has been thriving on hired space technology for telecommunication, weather prediction, land and radar surveillance which has resulted into the country spending a lot of money for these technological services. This also compromises the reliability of the space technologies that are being used as the country has no full control over them. This concept note gives an overview of the recent space science activities in Zambia and the efforts being made in developing a guiding national space science policy. We highlight current research in space weather, ionospheric total electron content (TEC) measurements, remote sensing and meteorological predictions. These are linked also to the academic programmes being developed in the leading higher education institutions in the country.

How to cite: Simpemba, P. C., Nyambuya, G. G., Silungwe, D., and Namiluko, Y.: Overview of Zambia's drive for implementing space technology, Europlanet Science Congress 2021, online, 13–24 Sep 2021, EPSC2021-825, https://doi.org/10.5194/epsc2021-825, 2021.

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