SANSA has been part of the Super Dual Auroral Radar Network (SuperDARN) since 1997, operating its radar from the SANAE IV base in Antarctica. SuperDARN is an international collaboration of researchers using high frequency (HF) radars to study space weather via the Earth’s magnetosphere and ionosphere.

The SANSA SuperDARN HR radar upgraded to a fully digital radar in 2014, the only SuperDARN radar operated by an African country and one of the most technologically advanced radars in the Southern Hemisphere.