The immediate past Information and communication minister, Dr Edward Omane Boamah has congratulated students of the All-Nations University for launching a pioneer satellite into space.
In a Facebook sighted by Ghanapoliticsonline.com, Dr Edward Omane Boamah,said he feels proud about the achievement the school has chalked.
Ghana’s first satellite dubbed Ghansat-1 was successfully launched into the International Space Station (ISS) by SpaceX, Flight 11 from Kennedy Space Center in Florida-USA on June 10, 2017 and it is expected to be released and deployed into the orbit at an altitude of 420km today, Friday July 7, 2017 at noon.
The process is currently being watched live at JAXA Tsukuba Space Center in Japan and All Nations University Campus in Koforidua.
The successful launch of the satellite has put Ghana on the International Map as the first country in Sub-Saharan Africa to launch academic satellite into space paving way for the country to explore the full benefit of satellite technology.
Officials from NASA and other space technologists are currently gathered at the All Nations University College observing the release of the satellite into Orbit.
The release into Orbit of the satellite is being covered by both local and international media houses including the BBC.
Below is the Facebook post