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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:

  • To lay down a foundation and advance a sustainable space programmeby building human capacity in space Science and Satellite Technology in Ghana and Africa.
  • To advance knowledge in the entire process of satellite programmeincluding mission planning, mission operation and mission disposal.
  • To research, design, build and integrate high performance educational miniature satellites such as Can-Sat, Hepta-Sat, Cube-Sat and Nano-Sat.
  • To research, design and build ground station for tracking and communicating with earth orbiting satellites such as Amateur Ground Stations
  • To be a member of the International Ground Station Networks.
  • To establish a platform for international networksand collaboration with world renowned institutions for the advancement of space technology of the region.


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.



  1. CANSAT (Developed and Launched in May 2013)


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.
The CANSAT project gave the students practical training in the development of an educational satellite and students were able to conceptualize the mission, plan and design as well as build and test their products on the ground, operate and improve iteratively their CANSAT

Fg.1 CanSat in its deployable unit ready to be flown



Fig.2 Flight Model of CanSat and a weather balloon to launch it.






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