The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) was established in 2010. Following a period of rapid growth and transition the agency has made significant advancements towards addressing its mandate of deriving greater value from space science and technology for the benefit of South African society.

Successful Balloon Launch

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Learners constructing the payloads for the balloon launch under supervision from our experts.

Learners in Secunda in Mpumalanga participated in the launch of high altitude weather balloons into space as part of the World Space Week activities on Saturday, 3 October.

This initiative was in partnership with the Secunda Amateur Radio Club (SARL) to create excitement about space explorations amongst high school learners in the area.

The event was held at Secunda Hoërskool where a world record attempt was made to exceed the current world record of 37km. This was, unfortunately not achieved this year, but watch this space next year!

SANSA successfully tracked the payloads and transmitted data back to the participating schools in support of getting our youth familiar with using space data for research purposes.





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