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.

Final SATSA training workshop held in Madrid

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SATSA trainingSince the beginning of the year, the Madrid-based company GMV has been collaborating with SANSA to increase the technological satellite-navigation capacity (GNSS) in South Africa. Ahead of the extension to this region of the European navigation system EGNOS, GMV is leading the SBAS Awareness and Training for South Africa (SATSA) project which forms part of the European Commission's 7th Framework Programme (FP7).

The fourth training session, given over to SBAS Operations, Maintenance and Service Provision; was held on the 13th and 14th of November 2012 at the AENA's ESSP Operations Centre at the Torrejon Air Force base near Madrid. The training was organised by GMV and focused on operations, maintenance and service provision including training lectures from ESSP staff. The training addressed topics such as EGNOS services, performance, roadmap NOTAM and the LPV implementation status in Europe. Representing SANSA Space Operations, Eugene Avenant and Farhad Hassim attended the training.

Gladys Magagula represents SANSA at the 3rd Annual Women in Engineering Conference

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Women in engineeringGladys Magagula, Mission Control Specialist at SANSA's Space Operations directorate; was invited to be a guest speaker at the 3rd Annual Women in Engineering Conference. The event took place from the 28-30 November 2012 at Gold Reef City with almost 300 delegates attending the three-day conference with women representing the various sectors in the engineering industry.

Gladys gave insights into SANSA, its directorates and the role of women in the South African and African Space industry.

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