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AS SATELLITES GET SMALLER AND CHEAPER, SPACE PROGRAMS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES ARE GETTING BIGGER

AS SATELLITES GET SMALLER AND CHEAPER, SPACE PROGRAMS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES ARE GETTING BIGGER The premise of After The Flare, a new space fantasy novel by Deji Bryce Olukotun, is that a solar flare has hit earth and destroyed electricity grids followed by devastating cyber attacks that paralyze all communication. This all sounds plausible until you learn the only functioning space program left on earth is supposed to be in Nigeria. Of course, the only reason space programs in sub Saharan African countries might seem unlikely is because there’s a common belief developing countries have more pressing priorities with everything from poverty and food security to disease and childhood mortality.    More



(Source: Quartz - Oct 9)

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