The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) was established in 2010. Following a period of rapid growth and transition the agency has made significant advancements towards addressing its mandate of deriving greater value from space science and technology for the benefit of South African society.

Space Talk at SANSA - The Earth's Atmosphere: what makes it so special?

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The upper atmosphere is strongly coupled to the troposphere by gravity waves and also by anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases. The height range around 100km is a transition region between Earth's atmosphere and space. Energetic solar radiation is absorbed here, and satellites and meteors blow up at these altitudes. The basic physical processes leading to the thermal structure of the upper atmosphere and to noctilucent clouds are explained in the presentation and potential long term solar cycle variations are discussed.

Calling young scientists

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Enter FAMELAB 2014!

Are you passionate about your science? 

If you can excite, intrigue and entertain with a science, mathematics, engineering or technology concept in under three minutes then FameLab is for you. Improve your communication skills by entering and stand a chance to win a trip to the UK for the International Final!

Famelab 2014 .pdf



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