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Launch of SA’s own radar satellites could take place in three...

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South African satellites could soon be in orbit providing almost continuous real-time remote radar sensing of the continent. This would give defence and intelligence...

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...

China to begin construction of manned space station in 2019

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China will begin construction of a permanent manned space station in 2019 after carrying out a successful in-orbit refuelling from its Tianzhou-1...

Airbus and Namibia to set up virtual space data centre

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Airbus and the Namibia University of Science & Technology (NUST) have agreed to collaborate in establishing a Virtual Space Data Centre in...

SCS Aerospace Group showcasing new satellite products at AAD

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SCS Aerospace Group, South Africa's biggest private satellite company, is showcasing a number of new home-grown satellite products at the Africa Aerospace...

China launches ‘hack-proof’ communications satellite

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China on Tuesday launched the world's first quantum satellite, which will help it establish "hack-proof" communications between space and the ground, state...

Satellite industry revenue tops $208 billion in 2015

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Global revenue from the satellite industry reached $208 billion in 2015, a 3 percent increase over 2014, a trade association report released...

DARPA to service satellites in space

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Satellites operators have been longing for it for decades, and DARPA (once again?) is turning their dream into reality: on March 25,...

New satellite programme aims to cut down illegal logging in real...

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Taken from outer space, the satellite images show illegal loggers cutting a road into a protected area in Peru, part of a...

North Korea satellite in stable orbit – U.S. official

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A satellite launched by North Korea at the weekend has now stabilized in its orbit around the Earth in a step forward...

North Korean rocket puts object into space

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North Korea launched a long-range rocket carrying what it called a satellite, drawing renewed international condemnation just weeks after it carried out...

Satellites: Still the ‘critical’ element in mission-critical communications

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Secure communication has always been the most powerful tool when it comes to ensuring public safety and satellite, with its high levels...

Libya seeks Italian help for satellite system for borders

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Libya will build a satellite surveillance system with Italian expertise to help secure its borders, its defense minister said, part of Tripoli's...

Overberg Test Range successfully supports satellite launches from opposite sides of...

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More proof of South Africa's ability and willingness to be a player in specifically the international space arena comes from Denel's Overberg...

South Africa’s CubeSats promoting space ambitions

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South Africa's first CubeSat micro-satellite, ZACube-01, is nearly complete and will be launched later this year. A second CubeSat will be unveiled...

SumbandilaSat beyond repair

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South Africa's second satellite, SumbandilaSat, is no longer fulfilling its main purpose due to technical problems and is essentially beyond repair, its...

China completes second space docking exercise

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China has successfully carried out its second docking exercise yesterday between two unmanned spacecraft, 12 days after completing its first ever space...

China key suspect in U.S. satellite hacks: commission

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At least two U.S. environment-monitoring satellites were interfered with four or more times in 2007 and 2008 via a ground station in...

Denel mulls space business

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Denel group CE Talib Sadik says the South African state arsenal is considering options to diversify its business to include space technology...

Engineers grappling with SumbandilaSat glitches

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Engineers at SunSpace are working to fix problems with South Africa's second satellite, SumbandilaSat, which was damaged during a solar storm in...

Nigeria launches monitoring satellites

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Nigeria has successfully launched two satellites into space, which will be used for a variety of tasks, including security, agriculture and disaster...

Ka-band satellite services to boost broadband access across Africa

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Despite the advent of more than 20 optic fibre cable networks now reaching African shores, satellite services will continue to fulfil an...

Government imagery needs drive remote sensing market: FI

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Forecast International projects the worldwide civil and commercial remote sensing satellite market to be worth $16 billion over the 2010-2019 timeframe. Its...