Beyond the moon – A South African Success Story in Outer Space
South African-developed space hardware forms a critical part of a unique science mission on a relay satellite, destined as a means of communications for an unprecedented Chinese lunar landing and rover operation on the far side of the moon later this year.
SAC SUPPORTS AFRICA2MOON
The Foundation for Space Development plans to land a probe on the moon, or put one into orbit around it, and then project the images to Africa’s classrooms.
SAC INTRODUCES THE PHOENIX-20 HS AT THE 65TH IAC CONFERENCE
The product called Phoenix-20 HS is a micro-satellite that uses an advanced remote sensing system based on hyperspectral imaging which breaks up images in different spectral bands and enables it to unveil more details of the earth’s surface. The design and development of the Phoenix was done by Space Advisory Company (SAC) a subsidiary of SCSH.
SAC PROVIDES IN-HOUSE EXPERTISE FOR SPACE COMMERCIAL SERVICES AEROSPACE GROUP AND CSIR MARITIME SYNTHETIC APARTURE RADAR
The CSIR and Space Commercial Services Aerospace Group (SCSH), parent company to SAC, have entered into an agreement to combine expertise in designing and developing wide-area maritime synthetic aperture radar (SAR). The new offerings will be cost effective, light weight and deliver high value imagery for customers of the small satellite market. The South African-developed small satellite SAR will enable global stakeholders and partners to have strategic independence through full access and control to the data and information products.
SAC PARTICIPATES IN THE CELLC ‘TAKE A GIRL CHILD TO WORK DAY’
Science and mathematics girl learners from disadvantaged schools were given exposure to the ‘real working world’, but more specifically, to the industry of aerospace engineering in the hope that this would inspire them to consider a career path in engineering. This introduction was held in the form of a workshop conducted by the Somerset West-based Space Advisory Company and its Satellite Engineering Academy, as a contribution to Cell C’s ‘Take a Girl Child to Work Initiative.