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First satellite to measure global winds set for launch
First satellite to measure global winds set for launch
A satellite designed to measure Earth's global wind patterns is set to be hoisted into orbit Tuesday from the Arianespace launch site in French...
Sixty years after Sputnik: taking stock and looking to the future
Sixty years after Sputnik: taking stock and looking to the future
It’s been 60 years since the Soviet Union fired the first salvo of the space age. On October 4 1957 it launched Sputnik, the world’s first satellite, as its...
Smaller steps for mankind
Smaller steps for mankind
In just under two years, 50 spacecraft will purposefully destroy themselves in the Earth's atmosphere, and a South African team is helping them do...
SA space agency to offer children a different view of Earth
SA space agency to offer children a different view of Earth
The South African National Space Agency (Sansa) will on Tuesday, as part of Global Space Week, launch Fundisa: satellite imagery tools to...
Troubled satellite-maker may still find space
Troubled satellite-maker may still find space
SunSpace, started by a group of University of Stellenbosch students, has had a difficult and uncertain three years, filled with unfulfilled...
People of Earth, this satellite comes in pieces
People of Earth, this satellite comes in pieces
Predictions for the timing and path of a falling defunct Nasa satellite shifted on Friday and officials put North America back in a potential area...
TopTV launches on May Day
TopTV launches on May Day
While the world is out protesting on May Day, South Africa will see DSTV's first satellite television competitor TopTV hit the airwaves.
SA gears up for launch of micro-satellite
SA gears up for launch of micro-satellite
Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor says that South Africa expects to launch a micro-satellite from Russia next month. ...
Japan 'won't tolerate' N Korean rocket launch
Japan 'won't tolerate' N Korean rocket launch
Japan "would not tolerate" a North Korean Act that raises regional tensions, the government said on Thursday after Pyongyang announced it had...
Japan to monitor greenhouse gases from space
Japan to monitor greenhouse gases from space
Japan's space agency will launch a satellite later this month to monitor greenhouse gases around the world, officials said on Wednesday, hoping the...
$250m satellite for Africa in pipeline
$250m satellite for Africa in pipeline
Private-fund owned satellite firm Intelsat and a South African investment consortium plan to build and launch a $250-million satellite to serve...

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