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Ghana is to launch a space satellite in the next five years near the Equator for earth observation.
To be flagged under the name Ghana Satellite One (GHANASAT 1), it will be the first earth observation satellite in the orbit in the West African sub-region.

The three-phase project, being championed by the Ghana Space Science and Technology Institute (GSSTI) under the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC), with technical support from MENASAT?Gulf Group PLC, is projected to facilitate economic planning and management of resources.
MENASAT Gulf Group PLC is the developer of the Gulf Satellite which provides real time imagery to the Middle East, North African and South East Asian regions. 

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