Saturday, April 15, 2023 – Finally, the Elon Musk-owned SpaceX has managed to launch Kenya’s first EO 3U Taifa -1 Satellite.
The exercise which took place in the early hours of Saturday, April 15, by SpaceX engineers had failed three times due to what the engineers in California said was due to bad weather.
Falcon 9’s launch of the Transporter-7 mission to low-Earth orbit was conducted at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.
This launch was initially to take place on Tuesday, April 11 but was postponed to Wednesday, April 12, and the two days thereafter.
Unlike the previous days, directors streaming live from SpaceX confirmed that the weather was good and the rockets had been assessed for launch.
Taifa-1, in particular, will be vital in data collection that will help in decision-making, especially in the agricultural, security and telecommunication sectors.