A COURTESY CALL BY DR. SHOHEI AOKI TO THE Ag. DG KSA

Kenya Space Agency Acting Director General Col Hillary Kipkosgey hosted Dr Shohei Aoki, JICA Expert Africa -ai- Japan Project based at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology who are developing a launch rocket.

Dr Aoki informed the Director General that the project team has developed Nakuja-1 which uses solid propellant which was test launched and rose to 32Metres. The team is currently working on Nakuja-2, also using solid propellant, before embarking on the development of a rocket using liquid propellant.

All these rockets will be developed locally using local available materials. KSA promised to work together with the team to make this a reality.

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