On 9 December 2010, the Department of Science and Technology committed to a formal space programme for South Africa with the launch of the South African National Space Agency (SANSA).
For the first time in its 71 year history, the International Astronautical Congress (AIC 2020) took place virtually, with organisations and governments involved in the space sector joining online sessions while socially-distanced all over the globe.
South African researchers have discovered an elusive phenomenon called anti-black aurora in the stunning light shows of the Arctic circle’s night skies.
SANSA and the Academy of Sciences South Africa (ASSAf) will be working together through science engagement, research, scientific advice and other activities to shape the future of South Africa’s youth.
The South African space sector company, ZASpace Inc. hosted a virtual industry consultation event and invited SANSA to talk about recently received funding from the South African Government and private funders for the Space Infrastructure Hub.
SANSA collaborated with Amazon Web Services, and the African data science competition platform Zindi to create an AI tool that identifies informal settlements using SANSA’s satellite data.