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.

SANSA and Airbus hosts the Open Innovation Challenge

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Innovation challenge

SANSA partnered with the Innovation Hub Company and Airbus Defence and Space to host a Business Development Workshop as part of the 2nd annual Open Innovation Challenge at the Innovation Hub on 12-13 September 2017.

SANSA and DLR Renew their Space Collaboration Interests

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IAC 2017a

LtoR - Hansjorg Dittus (DLR exec Board); Pascale Ehrenfreund (DLR Chairman) and Dr Val Munsami (SANSA CEO)

 

On 27 September 2017, on the margins of the 68th International Astronautics Conference (IAC) taking place in Adelaide, Australia, the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) and the Deutsches Zentrum fur Luft- und Raumfahrt e. V. (DLR) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

This is the first extension of the MoU that was signed on 12 July 2012, thus confirming the party's intentions to continue with joint collaborative activities. Under the first MoU a number of successful initiatives have been implemented, which include the launch and hosting of an optical space laboratory in Sutherland, Western Cape, that will track space debris up to the geostationary orbit. In addition, an international Space Weather Camp has been initiated involving eight students each from South Africa, Germany and the United States.

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