SANSA IS A LEADER
IN SPACE SCIENCE
RESEARCH

Providing valuable Earth and space data
to universities, research organisations
and global space agencies.

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Welcome to SANSA’s Research Portal!

The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) contributes to global space research through high-impact collaborative research and development ensuring South Africa is recognised as a leader in space science and technology. SANSA plays a key role in monitoring the near-Earth space environment and forms part of the worldwide network of space weather centres and magnetic observatories. The Agency is responsible for operating a distributed network of research infrastructure used for monitoring the near-Earth space environment over Southern Africa, Indian and Atlantic ocean, and Antarctica.


The research areas covered by SANSA are diverse and are focused under four main Agency programmes: Earth Observation, Space Science, Space Operations and Space Engineering. These focus areas include opportunities in remote sensing, Earth system science, geospatial programming, Antarctic research, climate change, space weather and ionospheric physics, aerospace and electronic engineering, computer science, software and systems engineering.


Researchers

SANSA continuously adapts its research, development and operational platform to position South Africa at the cutting-edge of space science and technology.

Students

SANSA is dedicated to mentoring and inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers through the supervision of MSc and PhD students.

Opportunities

SANSA aims to train and develop South Africans in key areas of national importance and offers bursaries, internships, in-service training, summer and winter schools.

Welcome To SANSA

The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) was established in 2010 to be a leader in ensuring that space science and technology benefits society, the environment, the economy and the global community through skills development, useful products and services and research and development. Following a period of rapid growth and transition SANSA has made significant contributions towards achieving the Agency’s mandate, the National Space Strategy and South Africa’s Vision 2030.


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