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Welcome to the SGAC Tanzania page

Tanzania is considered one of the pioneers of the development of space exploration and Earth observation in Africa. Although we do not yet have an official Space Agency, we have contributed to the African space race in the continent.

Through Ardhi University and the Directorate of surveys and mapping, Tanzania together with other three countries developed the interim results of independent solutions of the very first official computation for The African Geodetic Reference Frame (AFREF); a unified geodetic reference frame for Africa, fully consistent and homogeneous with the International Terrestrial Reference Frame (ITRF).

The natural occurrences of space related phenomena in Tanzania have greatly influenced our interests for space exploration. For instance, Tanzania is home to one of the world’s largest meteorites to ever hit the Earth’s surface. Located in Mbozi district, Mbeya, the meteorite was discovered in 1930 and it measures 3 meters long, 1 meter high, and weighs an estimated 16 metric tons. Also, astronomical experts describe Tanzania’s geographical positioning as the most suitable in support of space exploration activities.

SGAC Tanzania is therefore a group of students and young professionals who strive to benefit from international organizations that encourage space activities in order to accelerate initiatives and achieve the best for our country, Africa, and the world at large.

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