The launch of the African Space Leadership Institute took place on 4 October 2022, coinciding with the 65th anniversary of the dawn of the space age and launch of the first man-made satellite into outer space.

IISL members Tare Brisibe, Peter Martinez, and Kai-Uwe Schrogl participated in the virtual launch event, and IISL President Kai-Uwe Schrogl delivered the keynote address. Please see the slides of the keynote below.