Deputy Vice Chancellor (SA), Prof Isaac Mbeche with University Community at Taifa Hall in a thanksgiving and orchestra concert in celebrating successful deployment into orbit of the satellite.
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Date and time: 
Thu, 2018-05-17 12:02
Location / Venue: 

Taifa Hall

The day was on May 17, 2018, when the DVC (SA) and other University of Nairobi (UoN) community gathered in Taifa Hall for a thanksgiving and orchestra concert in celebration of the successful deployment into orbit of the satellite.

It was an event filled with orchestral tunes and a fabulous performance by the University of Nairobi choir and the Nairobi Conservatoire Orchestra.

The 1st Kenya University Nano Satellite Precursor Flight (1KUNS-PF) was successfully deployed from KIBO (a satellite deployment module) from the Japan Space Agency (JAXA) Tsukuba Space Centre in Tokyo, Japan on May 11, 2018 at 1.30 pm.

Speaking at the event, the DVC(SA), Prof. Isaac Mbeche commended the School of Engineering – the KiboCube Team for their dedication to the project that has propelled the University of

The Chancellor, Dr. Vijoo Rattansi, also congratulated the team on the sacrifices they made as they worked towards the success of the programme.

The Principal Investigator is Prof. Jackson Mwangi Mbuthia, current Dean, School of Engineering, College of Architecture and Engineering, made a presentation on the project.

The event was graced Dr. Joe Wanjui, the former UoN Chancellor, Prof. Judith Bahemuka, Chancellor, University of Eldoret, representative from the Japan Embassy in Kenya, among others.

1KUNS-PF is a result of scientific and technological collaboration between the University of Nairobi, School of Engineering – the KiboCube Team, the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), University of Rome (Italy), and the Kenya Space Agency.

We thank the almighty God for a project accomplished.

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Sun, 2021-05-23 12:02
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