South African-built satellites launched

  The South African satellite industry has taken another step forward as a player in the international space arena with the successful launch of two South African-built nanosatellites from Cape Canaveral in Florida USA. Two CubeSats: “nSight1”  designed and manufactured by Cape Town-based SCS Space –  a member of the SCS Aerospace Group –  and […]

Two local CubeSats part of European QB50 project

  Two South African built CubeSats are due for launch from the international space station in January 2017 as part of the QB50 project. They are ZA-AeroSat from the University of Stellenbosch and nSight from the SCS Aerospace Group. The QB50 project will fill a gap in the study of the region below the ionosphere. […]

Sub-Saharan Africa produces less CO2 than Europe

  Scientists have produced the first global maps of human emissions of carbon dioxide ever made solely from satellite observations of the greenhouse gas. The maps, based on data from NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite and generated with a new data-processing technique, agree well with inventories of known carbon dioxide emissions. No satellite before […]

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