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.

Hidden Figures #HiddenNoMore

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Hidden figures

'An incredible display of how to achieve incredible feats in the face of adversity through passion, perseverance and excellence' - SANSA

Hidden Figures (, an American portrayal of the true life experience of three remarkable African American women who were employed at NASA in the sixties, had a pre-screening on 22 February 2017 at three city centres in the country.

SANSA was privileged to participate at these screenings in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban and got the opportunity to show off some of our own 'Hidden Figures' who shared their experiences and achievements at the Agency.


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Cyclone Dineo

Cyclone Dineo’s progression captured in a MODIS (Corrected Reflectance Bands 3-6-7) time series from 12 to 21 February 2017. MODIS band combination 367 is normally used to map snow and ice as it makes it possible to differentiate snow and ice from clouds. In this animated time series, cyclone Dineo’s progression is clearly seen as an orange swirl moving off the coast of Madagascar in a westward direction into Mozambique and the interior parts of Southern Africa.

Image credits:

Compiled at SANSA Earth Observation. MODIS Terra: NASA LP DAAC, 2015, MODIS/Terra Corrected Reflectance (Bands 3-6-7).


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