Staying competitive

Ka-band antenna upgrade gives Space Ops the international edge A recent Ka-band antenna upgrade is putting SANSA Space Operations at Hartebeesthoek in a uniquely competitive position to monitor a new wave of satellites launched over the southern hemisphere. In

June 18, 2014

What is a Deorbit?

The CoRoT satellite, from website: http://physicsforme.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/corot2.gif CoRoT deorbit: 17 June 2014 SANSA is currently providing support for the CoRoT satellite which belongs to the French space agency CNES. With assistance from the ground station, final TT&C manoeuvres to end

April 14, 2014

How can you be sure where you are?

Scientists and engineers at SANSA Space Operations are working on a South African version of a much more accurate satellite navigation system. Satellite-Based Augmentation Systems (SBAS) typically use multiple ground stations at a precisely-surveyed location to take measurements from

March 14, 2014

New upgrade gives SANSA the international edge

A recent Ka-band antenna upgrade is putting SANSA Space Operations at Hartebeesthoek in a uniquely competitive position to monitor a new wave of satellites launched over the southern hemisphere. In 1997 Hartebeesthoek installed the first Ka-band tracking, telemetry and

November 7, 2013

Second Mars Mission supported by South Africa

The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) has been identified by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to provide satellite tracking, telemetry and command services to their first Mars operation - the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM). India's Mars Orbiter

September 13, 2013

Support Services to NASA’s LADEE mission

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Image Credit: NASA Ames/Dana Berry[/caption] The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) launched the LADEE spacecraft on a Minotaur V vehicle during a five-day launch period that started on September 6, 2013. The LADEE mission

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