The Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg is in Kenya to meet with entrepreneurs and developers and to learn about mobile money.
Mark Zuckerberg landed to the Kenyan soil on Thursday hours before he suffered a major blow of his satellites estimated to be worth over Sh9 Billion destroyed in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
According to him, the satelite was destroyed by a rocket operated by aerospace company SpaceX which was being prepared for a test firing when the unfortunate incident happened.
Addressing the incident on his Facebook timeline, Zuckerberg said: “As I’m here in Africa, I’m deeply disappointed to hear that SpaceX’s launch failure destroyed our satellite that would have provided connectivity to so many entrepreneurs and everyone else across the continent.”
He added: “Fortunately, we have developed other technologies like Aquila that will connect people as well. We remain committed to our mission of connecting everyone, and we will keep working until everyone has the opportunities this satellite would have provided.”
Zuckerberg intended to use the satelite to deliver broadband internet coverage in different remote areas across the world.
Photos of the explosion after the satelite was hit