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 in our daily lives

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South Africa is in the race for space through exciting and innovative opportunities managed by the South African National Space Agency (SANSA). The intention is to bring a benefit to our citizens and the global community.


This World Space Week, an initiative by the United Nations to acknowledge the strides made by humanity in space and the impacts of these on our lives, is celebrated around the world from 4-10 October. The theme for 2013 is 'Exploring Mars, Discovering Earth' which may not appear very relevant to the direction taken by SANSA, however, the Agency provides support and research opportunities for astronomy and potential space travel through collaboration with local and international educational institutions and organisations.

The focus for SANSA is to bring the benefit of space science and technology investment back to South Africans through various space programmes from Earth observation and space science research to providing space operations support and exploring the space engineering competencies through development of our next satellite (EO-SAT1).

Celebrating World Space Week 2013

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Bringing you the benefits of Space


At SANSA, Space is the life blood of all our people and integral to how we function every day. Without the access to satellites for cellphone communication, digital television, ATM and GPS technology, we would find life a little more difficult that we currently do. Apart from these amazing technological innovations, space science and technology provide us with valuable information to better plan our housing and infrastructure, manage our natural resources and natural disasters as well as monitoring for the safety and security of our country.

This World Space Week will see the Agency showcase some exciting developments and innovations to provide the latest technology, products and services to our stakeholders and partners.

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