Inside the South African Space Ecosystem

South Africa's 4th nanosatellite ZACube-2, built by the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). Source: DST @dstgovza

South Africa’s space participation dates back to the 1960s when the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) first established its Deep Space Network Station, popularly known as DSS-51, in Hartebeesthoek. The station was established to assist NASA’s interplanetary missions. The facility was then operated by the South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)…...

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