Posts tagged as CubeSats

New satellites, contracts and programmes for cubesat company

In April, Planet launched 20 next-generation Dove satellites into orbit. The Flock 4a satellites were placed into a 500km sun synchronous orbit with a mid-morning crossing time. A few days later the satellite company announced that the US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has extended its 2018 contract and renewed it for an additional six months […]

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. […]

Amateur radio empowers learners to choose sustainable careers

  To create a knowledge and manufacturing economy South Africa needs to concentrate on training engineers with the right qualifications. Over time the perception has taken hold of some young people that engineering is not cool. If this is the perception, what are we doing about it?  It is up to engineers to make engineering […]

Make Space your technology partner in work and play – amateur radio will take you there

  “Amateur radio – your ticket to space communication”. This appears on the last page just before the index of the first amateur radio satellite handbook authored by Martin Davidoff, K2UBC, (published  by the ARRL in 1985). He wrote “Amateur radio by its very nature is space communication. Not only do (radio) hams bounce signals […]