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UKZN’s Phoenix 1 D rocket successfully launched from Denel Overberg Test...

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The University of KwaZulu-Natal’s (UKZN’s) Aerospace Systems Research Institute (ASRI) Space Propulsion Programme has successfully test-launched its Phoenix 1 D rocket from the Denel...

UKZN fires up rocket engine aimed at satellite launch vehicles

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The University of KwaZulu-Natal's (UKZN’s) Aerospace Systems Research Group (ASReG) has successfully tested a liquid propellant rocket engine as the first step towards developing...

The Past Week in Defence #44 (8 March – 14 March...

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In this week’s edition, on the continent, MBDA confirms Egypt has ordered VL MICA missiles for its corvettes. In SANDF news, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula...

UKZN hybrid rocket achieves record 18 km altitude in Overberg launch

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A Phoenix-1B Mk IIr hybrid rocket developed by the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) and launched from the Denel Overberg Test Range in the Western...

RDM and UKZN sign cooperation agreement on rocket propulsion

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Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) and the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) have signed a cooperation agreement on rocket propulsion as an early step for a...

Phoenix-1B sounding rocket test launch “a learning experience”

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Despite the unsuccessful test launch of the Phoenix-1B sounding rocket, the project still remains important to South African engineering. The Phoenix Hybrid Sounding Rocket Programme...

Mishap during UKZN sounding rocket launch

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The launch of the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Phoenix-1B sounding rocket on 18 February ended in a cloud of smoke and debris as the rocket...

UKZN to launch sounding rocket at Overberg

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The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) will test launch the UKZN Phoenix-1B sounding rocket at the Denel Overberg Test Range in the Western Cape next...