African Satellite Communications Yearbook

Request for contribution of review/articles

In spite of Africa’s GDP per capital (USD 2,532), the region still counts as many as 22 satellite operators.

Africa is going digital, as today, space applications are playing a major role in areas such as meteorology, navigation, telecommunications, DTH, internet, weather forecasting, natural resources management and environmental monitoring, disaster management and prevention, health, education, agriculture, peace and security. Depending on the diversity of covered areas, space applications have been crucial in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

In order to key into this success story, African governments, institutions, and operators are determined to exploit the tremendous potential of space technology.

“African satellite communications yearbook is an influential and prestigious publication that brings all industry players to envision, discuss, refine, and disseminate consequential new ideas about the future of satellite technology by addressing pertinent issues that will influence the direction and future of the industry”.


In Africa, African satellite communications yearbook, a publication of Spacewatchafrica magazine is published yearly and circulated to a worldwide readership.

This year, we welcome for publication high quality, solicited and unsolicited articles, in all areas of satellite communications, with emphasis on remote sensing, earth observation, communication satellites, broadcasting,  satellite broadband, defense, oil and gas, mobility, telecommunication, satellite business, satellite television, DTH, aviation, meteorology, disaster prevention and management, finance, maritime,  satellite transportation, geodesy, satellite technology (ground and space segment), satellite regulatory issues and related field.

We welcome the submission of manuscript that meets the general criteria of academic significance and excellence.

In this regard, two types of articles may be submitted for possible publication. Firstly, regular articles that describe new and carefully confirmed findings, and experimental procedures in sufficient detail.

In addition, review and opinion covering topics of interest as above are also welcome. However, review should normally be no more than 4 to 7 manuscript pages.  The review paper may feature headings of the paper, an abstract should be included. The manuscript should also include a title page, with a brief phrase describing the contents of the paper, and should also include name of the author, and affiliations as well as the name, telephone number and email address of the corresponding address.

The title page should include a title, which should be a brief phrase describing the content of the paper.

The abstract, which should be 100 to 250 words in length, should be concise and informative. It should briefly present the topic, the purpose of the work, methods used, findings with important data and conclusions. Standard nomenclature should be used and abbreviations should be avoided. The introduction should have a clear statement of the problem, the relevant literature on the subjects, and the proposed solution.

The methodology should address the design and the procedure and material used, while the discussion should be presented in a manner that interprets the findings of the results. Finally, references should be followed by the date of the reference in the parentheses.

Submission of the manuscript via email is strongly recommended. It should be sent as email attachment to the editor’s office at A cover letter should also be included. The manuscript should be typed double spaced and sent together with any photographs or picture files for publication. .

The submission of the manuscript clearly indicate that the paper has not been published anywhere or is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, except as an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis.


We look forward to hear from you at your earliest convenience.


Kind regards,

Joy Johnson

Marketing Executive

African Satellite Communications Yearbook Publications