Directory of all space-related institutions in Africa

Directory of all Space-related institutions in Africa
A screenshot of the visual directory, showing map representation of space institutions across Africa, a modal showing a dataset for the SKA in South Africa, on the left and a modal using icons to indicate the type of space entities represented.

We are glad to announce the launch of a comprehensive visual directory of all space institutions and industry actors in the African space sector. This is a milestone in our service offering of researching and making available accurate data and business insights about the African space sector.

The visual directory displays over 500 datasets of African space institutions, companies and associations, graphically represented in a wide map using location coordinates according to countries. The directory uses icons to indicate data points on the map.

Simply dubbed the “Crunchbase of the African space industry”, the directory represents the following actors in the African space industry, detailing a dataset set of the name, country, contact address, email, phone number and website for each actor:

  1. National space agencies
  2. Newspace companies
  3. Space research centres
  4. Universities offering space-related programs.Earth observation institutions
  5. Space associations & organizations
  6. Inter-governmental space organizations
  7. Satellite communication companies
  8. Foreign Institutions involved in space activities in Africa
  9. Astronomy institutions
  10. Astronomy Observatories
  11. Institutions investing in space in Africa

The directory is regularly updated with the latest available information.

The directory is available to our premium subscribers on Space in Africa who have an Individual Annual Plan or any of the Corporate Team Plans. For non-premium readers or readers with a biannual individual plan, you are required to sign up for our premium readership or upgrade your subscription to an Individual Annual Plan or purchase any of the Corporate Team Plans.

We present to you the Visual directory of all space-related institutions in Africa. To access the spreadsheet format of the directory (at a purchase fee), email us.

Do sign up for at least a Team Plan to receive the access code for the directory.




New Report: The African space economy is now worth USD 7 billion and is projected to grow at a 7.3% compound annual growth rate to exceed USD 10 billion by 2024. Read the executive summary of the African Space Industry Report - 2019 Edition to learn more about the industry. You can order the report online.



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