Khalid Manjoo is a professional satellite engineer and multi-talented technopreneur. He is a co-founder and the current CTO. Jessie Ndaba is an experienced engineer with significant electrical and electronic manufacturing expertise. She is a co-founder and the current CEO of Astrofica.
Astrofica (Astro + Africa) was conceptualised by Jessie Ndaba and Khalid Manjoo while interning together on the Department of Science and Technology’s 2006 SumbandilaSat program. The two always shared similar values, aspiration and enthusiasm for how Space science and technology could impact socio-economic and human capital development on the African continent. The pair established Astrofica in 2016.
Astrofica’s African-owned satellite constellation offers highly accurate, real-time earth observation data to a multitude of local and international clients seeking actionable information that impacts their business operations. Its multi-utilitarian product and service offering is scalable within and across sectors.