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 Space Operations hosts the SATSA training workshops and is part of the EGSA Task Force

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SATSAEugene Avenant, TT&C Director at SANSA Space Operations; is part of the South African delegation working on an architectural study for the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay System (EGNOS) in South Africa (EGSA).

EGNOS is Europe's augmentation system for GPS, and is similar to other Satellite Based Augmentation Systems (SBAS) worldwide. EGNOS increases GPS accuracy and supports applications requiring high precision by correcting errors caused by atmospheric disturbance factors.

The first EGNOS in South Africa (EGSA) Task Force meeting took place in Brussels from 1-3 October 2012. "The main objective of the Task Force is to prepare a proposal detailing the requirements around the implementation of EGNOS in South Africa," Avenant says.

In preparation for SBAS being deployed in South Africa SANSA along with its European partners is completing an FP7 project to prepare industry for this.

SANSA contributes to a Greener South Africa

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Raoul  TiaanThe 1 – 7 September 2012 was declared National Arbor Week. In support of this initiative, employees at the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) took a few hours off their busy schedules on Friday the 7 September 2012, and braved the cold weather to celebrate National Arbor Month by caring for the indigenous trees on the antenna farm situated in the Magaliesberg mountain range.

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