Posts tagged as Kepler

Kepler team finds 715 new planets

  Years ago, before the launch of NASA’s Kepler spacecraft, astronomers were thrilled when they discovered a single planet. Last month the Kepler team announced 715.  Kepler has always been good at finding planets. Even before the announcement, the observatory had confirmed 246 new worlds outside the solar system. The latest discoveries almost quadruple that […]

SumbandilaSat

One of the many successful images taken by SumbandilaSat, showing East London, Eastern Cape. Ingenuity and innovation by the SumbandilaSat ground control team has resulted in bringing the satellite back to life. The ground stations at SANSA Space operations at Hartbeeshoek Gauteng and the electronic systems laboratory at Stellenbosch University receive telemetry signals when the […]