South African National Space Agency (SANSA)

Contact Details

Postal PO Box 484, Silverton, 0127
Physical Enterprise Building, Mark Shuttleworth Street, Innovation Hub, Pretoria, 0087
Tel 012 844 0500
Fax 012 844 0396
Web www.sansa.org.za

Overview

The mission of the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) is to: deliver space-related services and products to the citizens of South Africa and the region; support, guide and conduct research and development in space science and engineering, and the practical application of the innovations they generate; stimulate interest in science and develop human capacity in space science and technologies in South Africa; create an environment that promotes industrial development; and nurture space-related partnerships to enhance South Africa's standing in the community of nations.

SANSA has five strategic programmes: SANSA Corporate Support Programme – ensures that SANSA functions optimally, with good corporate governance and operational efficiency within the Agency; Earth Observation Programme – focuses on utilisation of space to address day-to-day societal needs, including resource and environmental management, disaster management, food security, global change monitoring, health, safety and security, planning, development, and service delivery monitoring; Space Science Programme – drives scientific enquiry, knowledge creation, technology development and innovation; Space Operations Programme – the vehicle through which SANSA interfaces with space assets and supports the international space industry and, by so doing, elevates the country in the community of space-faring nations; and Space Engineering Programme – drives the maintenance of its satellite manufacturing capability to ensure a level of self-reliance and develop local technologies and skills.

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