Posts tagged as SANSA

Pan-African satellite constellation under discussion

Four African countries are planning to launch satellites to survey Africa’s resources, including vegetation, farmland and water. The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) will lead the project, called the Africa Resource Management Constellation (ARMC), on behalf of South Africa, Nigeria, Algeria and Kenya, with the ultimate aim of helping to protect these resources. The […]

20 July: The 50th anniversary of the moon landing, which SA helped plan

Man first walked on the moon fifty years ago on 20 July 1969 While the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of Neil Amstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin’s landing on the moon, few people know that the place where Eagle landed was planned from information researched by scientists working at the Hartebeesthoek deep space […]

SA grows capacity in space weather monitoring for global aviation

South Africa is looking to take on a leading role in the international space weather monitoring community, as it moves to become a key provider of space weather information to the global aviation sector for the African region. Based in Hermanus in the Western Cape, the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) facility is the […]

Young SANSA star receives renowned research scholarship

Dr Zama Katamzi-Joseph has been selected to participate in the prestigious Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar Programme – an opportunity to conduct research at a US institution for a few months. Since joining SANSA as a researcher, Katamzi-Joseph has mainly been looking at winds in the thermosphere, which are important because they may drive the behaviour […]

EU backs business incubator and projects to boost SA space industry

European Space Agency representatives joined SANSA for a workshop in Hermanus in January 2019. The goal of the workshop was to define joint projects that would be beneficial to both agencies. One such potential project is a ESA/SANSA business centre to support the development of downstream applications within the space industry, to be hosted at […]

SA to drive the global earth observation agenda

South Africa became lead co-chair of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) in November 2018 at GEO Week. The function of the lead co-chair is to preside over the GEO plenary and executive committee, as well as to set priorities for the year and work closely with the GEO secretariat to advance the group’s mission. […]

SANSA to play major role at increasing aviation safety

With the appointment as designated regional provider of space weather information by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) will play a major role in increasing safety in the African airspace. Aircraft flying in the continent’s airspace will rely on SANSA for the space weather component of their flight […]