All Eyes on Zimbabwe’s ZimSAT-1

Zimbabwe’s satellite is set for to be launched this month, Please find the launch details for ZIMSAT-1 listed below: 

Please find the attached link for the ZIMSAT-1.  

Rocket Launch date: 6 November 2022 

ISS release date: 21 November 2022 

Live streaming link for the rocket: 

Live coverage and countdown commentary will begin at ( 1130am Zimbabwe Time ) 5:30 a.m. EST on Sunday, Nov. 6, and air on NASA Television and the agency’s website, as well as YouTube, Twitter, and NASA’s App. 

Other links that the launch will be streamed are below  

(5) LIVE: Launch of Antares Rocket with Cygnus NG-18 Cargo Craft for ISS #Launch #Cygnus #Antares – YouTube 

Rocket Details  

CRS2 NG-18 (Cygnus) Mission (Antares) – Rocket Launch Live 

Project Website

BIRDS-5 Project

BIRDS Project Overall Mission Statement . Make the first step towards creating an indigenous space program by designing, building, testing, launching and operating, the first satellites for participating nations.

More details about ZimSAT-1 to follow.

About the Author


Kumbirai is a final year Surveying & Geomatics students at the Midlands State University in Zimbabwe. He is also the Founder and Team Lead at African Surveyors Connect.

Kumbirai is also a young and innovative Geospatial Analyst, Developer, and Researcher with key interests in spatial epidemiology, Web-based GIS applications, Space technology, Exploration, and Inclusive and Digital Land Information Systems all towards the attainment and achievement of the Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. A true believer in the power of location and geospatial intelligence to achieve all these goals.

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