Posts tagged as South African National Space Agency

SANSA appoints new director of Earth Observation

Andiswa Mlisa has been appointed as the managing director of the South African National Space Agency’s (SANSA) Earth Observation directorate on 1 October 2017. Before joining the agency, she was the Department of Science and Technology’s Senior Science and Technology representative to the Group on Earth Observation (GEO) based in Geneva, Switzerland, where she was […]

New strategic direction and African focus for South African space agency

An interview with the chief executive officer of SANSA, Dr. Valanathan Munsami. In an exclusive interview, Clare van Zwieten, managing editor at EE Publishers posed a number of questions to South African National Space Agency (SANSA) CEO Dr. Valanathan Munsami to explore issues surrounding the new strategic direction that the agency will be taking and […]

Satellite imagery processing of biophysical parameters intensified

  Responding to the increased user demand of essential climate variables (ECVs) and other important biophysical parameters from the recently launched Sentinel-2 satellite, the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) has intensified its processing of Sentinel-2 data to meet these user demands. SANSA believes this work will contribute to the Global Climate Observing System’s ECVs […]

National mosaic and geospatial product launch

  The South African National Space Agency’s (SANSA) Earth Observation division has launched a number of new geospatial products, tools and services at the Innovation Hub in Pretoria on 1 June 2016. Highlights of this year’s products and services are improved sensors, updates to the agency’s server infrastructure, and a renewed online catalogue and imagery […]

Innovation competition explores aerial imagery applications

  The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) and Airbus Defence and Space (ADS) announced the winners of its Novel Applications of Earth Observation Data Challenge on 18 May 2016. The open innovation competition, hosted by The Innovation Hub’s OpenIX Open Innovation Exchange, was launched on 18 August 2015 to explore and develop what SANSA […]

Gallery: Innovation competition explores aerial imagery applications

  The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) and Airbus Defence and Space (ADS) announced the winners of its Novel Applications of Earth Observation Data Challenge on 18 May 2016. The open innovation competition, hosted by The Innovation Hub’s OpenIX Open Innovation Exchange, was launched on 18 August 2015 to explore and develop what SANSA and […]

First ground-based observations of sprites over South Africa

  The South African National Space Agency recently recorded the first images of sprites from Sutherland on 11 January 2016. Triggered by lightning, Sprites are optical gas discharges from the top of convective thunderstorm clouds at an altitude of 50 – 100 km. Despite being easily visible, nobody has ever reported seeing spites over Southern […]

SANSA supports Operation Phakisa with aerial imagery

  The South African National Space Agency’s (SANSA) high-resolution satellite imagery has considerable potential to effectively contribute to the marine protection and governance goals of Operation Phakisa through the synoptic and repetitive monitoring of the oceanic environment. In an effort to harness the benefits of the ocean economy the South African government initiated a programme […]