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GhanaSat-1, which was developed

by students at All Nations University in Koforidua,

was sent into orbit from the International Space Centre.

Cheers erupted as 400 people,

including the engineers,

gathered in the southern Ghanaian city

to watch live pictures of the launch.

The first signal was received shortly afterwards.

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