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Collaboration and Progress in Rocket Technology with the Nakuja Project

The Kenya Space Agency (KSA) and the Nakuja project team from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) collaborated to construct sounding rockets with the long-term goal of developing a liquid propellant rocket capable of delivering satellites into orbit. Since then, The Nakuja team has successfully developed two solid model rockets, N-1 and N-2. This was a key milestone in the collaboration between the university, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and KSA.

The most recent feat was the third launch of the N-3 rockets (Kabura, Kifaru, Simba, and Tembo). The initiative not only showcased the progress made by the project team but also highlighted the commitment to advancing rocket technology in the region. The N-3 rockets are a critical step forward in achieving the long-term aim.

The initiative not only focuses on scientific breakthroughs, but it also serves as a source of inspiration for future aerospace professionals. The initiative's goal is to cultivate a new wave of talent in the field of space exploration by offering a platform for hands-on experience and applied theoretical understanding.

The successful collaboration between the Kenya Space Agency, JKUAT, and JICA shows the potential for international partnerships in fostering advancements in aerospace technology. The rocket launch activity, which included the deployment of N-3 rockets, depicts the dedication and progress of Kenya's space exploration community.

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