SANSA is Hosting the South African Space Pavilion at IAC 2023

Press release from SANSA

Source: SANSA

SANSA is hosting the South African Space Pavilion at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2023 in Baku, Azerbaijan, with pride. The IAC is an annual global event that convenes representatives from the space sector, including space agencies, the space industry, academia, government, and other various industry stakeholders.

The South African Space Pavilion serves as a platform for showcasing the South African space sector at the most significant space event of the year. The exhibition pavilion hosts nine space companies from the upstream, midstream, and downstream sectors, including New Space Systems, CubeCom, CubeSpace, Simera Sense, Dragonfly Aerospace, HMES, Pinkmatter, SCS Space, and ZASpace.

With thousands of participants worldwide, the IAC provides an excellent opportunity to establish crucial business connections and enables the South African Space Industry to enhance its offerings to the international space community.

Additionally, the IAC offers SANSA the chance to strengthen and expand its bilateral relationships with other space agencies and institutions. Partnerships are essential in the space sector and create new collaborative opportunities for the South African Space sector, particularly in areas such as research and development, technology and innovation, skills development, and skills exchange, thus leaving a lasting impact.

Humbulani Mudau, CEO of SANSA, emphasises that “Participation in the IAC brings forth opportunities that will benefit not only the South African space industry and academia but also the general public in addressing socio-economic challenges through the utilisation of space applications to solve societal issues.” He looks forward to establishing new partnerships and strengthening existing ones at this year’s IAC for the betterment of all South Africans.

Visitors to the IAC can find the South African Space Pavilion at booth 404, where they can
engage with SANSA and its industry partners.

For more information, contact:

  1. df*****@sa***.za">Daleen Fouche, Communications Practitioner
  2. vm******@sa***.za">Vaneshree Maharaj, Communications Manager