Space technology is the way to go in fight against environmental pollution  -NASA tells Ghana   Space technology is the way to go in fight against environmental pollution  -NASA tells Ghana
An Associate Research Scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center(GSFC) ,Dr.Richard Damoah  has called on government of Ghana to prioritize Satellite  Technology in the...   Space technology is the way to go in fight against environmental pollution  -NASA tells Ghana
An Associate Research Scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center(GSFC) ,Dr.Richard Damoah  has called on government of Ghana to prioritize Satellite  Technology in the country’s quest to fight against environmental pollution .
According to him,Space Technology has the capability to surveil the environment regardless of the topography and location of the area .He said ,the fight against menace such as illegal mining can be won by the use of remote sensing and Geographical Information System and Satellite imagery.
Dr.Damoah said this Friday when speaking to the media  in Koforidua after observing Ghana’s first Satellite released into  orbit. Dr.Damoah said All Nations University has taken a giant step which the country must seize the opportunity to enter into Satellite technology to help facilitate the development of the country.
Ghana’s first satellite  dubbed  Ghansat-1 built by Students of All Nations University was  successfully  launched into International Space Station (ISS) by SpaceX ,Flight 11 from Kennedy Space Center in Florida-USA in June 10,2017 has been released and deployed into the orbit at an altitude of 420km on July 7,2017 Friday.
The process was  watched live at JAXA Tsukuba Space Center in Japan and All Nations University Campus in Koforidua .
The satellite has low and high resolution cameras onboard .It also has digi -singer SNG mission which can be used to broadcast the National Anthem and other patriotic Songs of Ghana from space during national events and receives songs from space center of the University.
The satellite which evolved  the world passed over Ghana Friday noon which sent its first Continues wave signal (CW)  to the amateur space station at the All Nations University College
The satellite is billed to commence official mission operation on July 11,2017.
According to Ernest Teye Matey -A member of the team of Engineers that  built the satellite ,the successful Launch of the satellite into orbit has put Ghana on the International Map as the first country in Sub-Saharan African to launch academic Satellite into space paving way for the country to explore the full benefit of Satellite technology.
He said the satellite will be used to monitor and capture information on illegal mining ,water pollution ,oil spillage at the jubilee field and other environmental related challenges and give to the appropriate institutions concern adding that, it will form the basis to ensure space science revolution in the academic set up of the country.
Source :enaghana.com