The Space Science Technology Laboratory of All Nations University (ANU-SSTL),formerly known as Intelligent Space Systems Laboratory (ISSL), was established in February 2012 following a sensitization workshop held by the University. This workshop organized as part of ANU’s celebration of a decade of innovation, excellence and quality higher education, was the first of its kind in Ghana and attracted University scholars, researchers, government workers and among many others.
It members are made of the university students and faculty who are dedicated to championing and establishing Space Science research and study in Ghana and Africa.
To promote and build human capacity in the area of Space Science and Satellite Technology through innovative research and development of educative projectsto impact our society and Africa as a whole.
SSTL objectives are as follows:
Our activities incorporates educative space science and technology projects that enable the integration and collaboration among engineering and science careers, as well as encouraging team work of vast value.
first step in the establishment of educational projects was the CANSAT programme. CANSAT is a small “satellite”, with all components, such as sensors, actuators, and GPS, housed inside a 500-ml Can. CANSAT provides an affordable opportunity for educators and students to acquire basic knowledge of space engineering and to experience engineering challenges in building a satellite. A CANSAT is launched by an amateur rocket or balloon and released to an altitude of few hundreds of meters.
Fg.1 CanSat in its deployable unit ready to be flown
Fig.2 Flight Model of CanSat and a weather balloon to launch it.