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Dragonfly Aerospace keeping the South African space dream alive

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2019 was a tough year for the South African space industry. Two of the leading space companies - Denel Spaceteq and Space Advisory Company...

Rocket Lab vehicle fails to reach orbit, loses payload of satellites

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A rocket from small-satellite launch firm Rocket Lab failed to reach orbit minutes after a successful liftoff from New Zealand on Saturday, the company...

Rocket firm Relativity Space inks deal with Iridium for satellite launch

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Relativity Space has signed a contract with Iridium to launch six spare satellites for its communications network, the venture-backed rocket firm’s chief executive said,...

Rostec manufactured a frameless body for an EgyptSat-A satellite

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March 4, 2019 - ORPE Teсhnologiya named after A.G. Romashin, part of Rostec State Corporation, has manufactured the frameless body of the Egyptian EgyptSat-A spacecraft....

SA’s ZACube-2 nanosatellite transmits first images from space

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When Professor Robert van Zyl unveiled the first images transmitted by the ZACube-2 nanosatellite, he felt that all the hours that went into the...

Second Moroccan satellite launched

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Arianespace launched a rocket from French Guiana carrying Morocco's second earth observation satellite, the European launch company said. The satellite, named Mohammed...

Vricon offering Africa satellite geodata for ISTAR and GPS-denied navigation

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Vricon, which provides data on terrain and feature elevation mainly to the defence sector, plans to market its services to governments in...

MzansiSat looks to launch SA’s first geostationary satellite

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MzansiSat, which has its origins in the Stellenbosch-based StellSat, wants to launch South Africa's first-ever geo-stationary satellite in a private public partnership...

China to offer commercial recoverable satellites in next two years

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China plans to begin offering recoverable satellites to commercial users between 2019 and 2020, the official state news agency Xinhua reported. The country...

SA joins BRICS Remote Sensing Satellite Constellation

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The South African National Space Agency (SANSA), the Brazilian Space Agency (AEB), the State Space Corporation "Roscosmos" (ROSCOSMOS), the Indian Space Research...

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SA’s top soldier right on decline upon a decline in the SANDF

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South Africa’s senior soldier – SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief – General Rudzani Maphwanya has it spot on in that the decline upon...