Cassini – a solar system grand finale

  As NASA’s Cassini spacecraft spends its last few weeks in orbit around Saturn before making a controlled impact with the planet in what NASA dubbed Cassini’s “grand finale,” scientists and engineers who helped launch the mission 20 years ago are thrilled with the success of the massive probe they helped dispatch to one of […]

Report offers global satellite industry snapshot

  The Satellite Industry Association (SIA), a trade association representing the commercial satellite industry, has recently released its State of the Satellite Report June 2017, reporting on global satellite industry data from 2016. The report has been prepared by consultancy Bryce Space and Technology, and is based on proprietary surveys, in-depth public information, and independent […]

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 […]