Posts tagged as space & beyond

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. […]

New light on earliest moments of the universe

The C-BASS radio telescope under construction at HartRAO. Astronomers at HartRAO (Hartebeesthoek radio astronomy observatory, located west of Johannesburg) are working on a radio telescope that will shed new light on the very earliest moments of the universe. Once all the systems have been checked out it will be moved to the Square Kilometre Array […]

SA to build another satellite

As part of South Africa’s contribution to the African Resource and Environmental Management Constellation (ARMC) of satellites, South African National Space Agency (SANSA), in collaboration with local industry and academic experts have been in discussions on the specifications for the new satellite (ZA-ARMC1) and its associated benefits for South Africa and the continent. The new […]

SANSA to launch student Earth observation portal

The proposed home page for the Fundisa Student portal. The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) will be launching a student Earth observation portal early in the new year to supplement the Fundisa disk which is distributed to tertiary institutions annually to encourage research in remote sensing and Earth observation. The Fundisa Disc project was […]