As a boy, Dr. Stewart Bernard, would look upon the crystal waters of Lake Malawi, observing the myriad colours created by the many forms of life that called it home. It was the very beginning of his prestigious career in
SANSA broke ground at the site of the new 24-hour Regional Space Weather Centre during the official sod-turning ceremony in Hermanus on 9 March 2021. Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Dr. Blade Nzimande, attended the event after he
NEOFrontiers or New Earth Observations Frontiers is a funding programme for developing new South African earth observation (EO) capabilities. It is an effort by SANSA and National Research Foundation (NRF) to grow public and private EO sectors in the country.
NASA, the US-based space agency successfully landed the Perseverance Rover on 18 February 2021 as part of the Mars 2020 mission. This is NASA’s fourth rover mission to the red planet and it is the first to host a tiny
Every space fairing mission needs a stable launchpad and support infrastructure upon which a high-powered rocket can take off. After spending the last decade building this infrastructure, the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) is finally ready to blast off
In 2016, sprites were observed over southern Africa for the very first time, but researchers did not know how high they occur. SANSA researcher and PhD student, Dakalo Mashao, has just published the answer in the South African Journal of
SANSA plans to build a new engineering design facility that will bring immense benefits to the space industry in South Africa. The European Space Agency (ESA) already has such a facility and has been sharing lessons learnt over 20 years