The information was released this Tuesday by Mário Oliveira, Minister of Telecommunications, Information Technologies and Social Communication, during the opening of the World Space Week, which runs from 4 to 10 October.
In addition, more than two dozen primary education establishments and more than 30 secondary and higher education establishments were involved in training activities under the responsibility of the National Space Program Management Office (GGPEN), informed the minister, quoted by Angop.
GGPEN also adopted the design and launch of CANSAT, a small satellite that resembles a real one, in a project that put the students to the test, since they had to put the main systems that constitute this type of device (for example, , sensors, among others) in a miniature model, writes Angop.
According to Angop, in the same period it was also possible to design a network of local coordinators and organizers to commemorate the date, as well as the promotion of gender through the contribution of women in matters related to space, among others.
Cited by Angop, the holder of the Telecommunications, Information Technology and Social Communication portfolio also considered that the involvement in space week actions has contributed to the promotion of the implementation of the five foundations of the national space strategy.
He also took the opportunity to highlight the work carried out by GGPEN and underlined that the country is among the eight countries on the continent that have made the most progress in the space domain, explained by its entry as a member of the United Nations Committee for the Peaceful Use of Ultraterrestrial Space ( COPUOS), last year, writes to Angop.
The presence of Tensae Ali in Angola was also highlighted by the minister. The 24-year-old – who was one of those who won the top 10 under-30 award in the African space industry – will attend the event in the country where he will share his experience.
This year's World Space Week has as its theme "Space and Sustainability" and will be filled with various activities. You can find out more about the event here.