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Science & Defence Technology

SA satellite heads to International Space Station

ZA-Aerosat.A nanosatellite developed by Stellenbosch University (SU) and CubeSpace, an Innovus incubation company in the Nedbank SU LaunchLab business incubator, is to be launched with 49 other nanosatellites from the International Space Station (ISS) in January.
   

Unmanned ground vehicles protecting US UAV base in Djibouti

An MDARS unmanned ground vehicle.The United States military is using Mobile Detection Assessment Response System (MDARS) unmanned ground vehicles to protect Chabelley airfield in Djibouti, which is home to unmanned aerial vehicles.
   

China launches 'hack-proof' communications satellite

China has launched a hack proof satellite.China on Tuesday launched the world's first quantum satellite, which will help it establish "hack-proof" communications between space and the ground, state media said, the latest advance in an ambitious space programme.
   

Private company wins U.S. clearance to fly to the moon

altA Florida-based company won U.S. government permission on Wednesday to send a robotic lander to the moon next year, the firm's founder said, marking the first time the United States has cleared a private space mission to fly beyond Earth’s orbit.
   

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