Posts tagged as space weather

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 […]

Space weather warning centre for Africa

The African region is set to derive even greater benefit from the recent upgrade to the South African National Space Agency’s (SANSA) Space Weather Regional Warning Centre located in Hermanus in the Western Cape. Unveiled recently by South Africa’s Minister of Science and Technology, Mrs Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, this state-of-the-art facility is the only regional warning […]

Space weather warning centre upgraded

The South African National Space Agency’s (SANSA) Space Weather Regional Warning Centre, located in Hermanus in the Western Cape, has recently been upgraded. Unveiled by South Africa’s Minister of Science and Technology, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, the facility is the only regional warning centre for Africa and integral to protecting satellites, the continent’s national power grids, communications […]

Optical space research laboratory to study atmospheric gravity waves

  Dr. Sandile Malinga, CEO of the South African National Space Agency (SANSA)  has announced that a state-of-the-art optical space research laboratory (OSR), will be constructed at the South African Astronomical Observatory in Sutherland (the world’s darkest astronomical site) later this year. He was speaking at the 17th European Incoherent Scatter Scientific Association (EISCAT) symposium […]

SANSA monitoring geomagnetic storm

  According to the Space Weather Centre of the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) active region 2158 near the centre of the solar disk erupted on 10 September 2014 with an X1,6 class solar flare, accompanied by a coronal mass ejection (CME). The CME is travelling towards Earth and was expected to impact the […]

Space weather impacts satellites, navigation and communications

  Aviation professionals and private companies attended the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) Space Science division’s first space weather information day, held in Pretoria on 8 April 2014. The day was aimed at raising general public awareness of space weather and its relevance, and of the services offered by the division’s space weather monitoring […]