Ghana’s first satellite, GhanaSat-1 project was carried out by the Space Systems Technology Laboratory of the All Nations University [ANU-SSTL]. The project was part of
series of projects to spearhead Space Science and Satellite Technology activities in Ghana and Africa. The historic Ghanasat-1 which is a one unit (1U ) experimental CubeSat (the first University Satellite in sub-Saharan Africa), which weighs 1000 grams was developed by three (3) indigenous engineers from All Nations University through a partnership programme with the Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan (Kyutech) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).
GhanaSat-1 has low and high resolution cameras on board to take pictures of Ghana’s coastal borders, and provide data that can be used to monitor the coastal areas of Ghana. It also has Digital- Singer (Digi-Singer) mission from which the National Anthem and other national songs can be broadcasted from space as an educative tool to promote and stimulate interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Innovations (STEMI) education in high schools and tertiary institutions. It will also embark on a scientific mission to investigate the radiation effects on commercial-off-theshelf microprocessors.
This means it will measure the single event latch-up occurrence that degrades electronic system on board satellites due to the harsh space environment and analyze this data to contribute to scientific research. On the 3rd June 2017 @ 5:07pm GMT, the historic GhanaSat-1 was successfully launched to space [the International Space Station] at the Kennedy Space center LC-39A by the SpaceX Falcon-9, and July 7, 2017 @ 9:05am UTC marked the successful deployment of GhanaSat-1 to orbit, to start its operation.