oa CSIR Science Scope - South Africa to play active role in developing Africa's space capabilities
|Article Title||South Africa to play active role in developing Africa's space capabilities|
|© Publisher:||Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)|
|Journal||CSIR Science Scope|
|Publication Date||Dec 2006|
|Pages||22 - 25|
South Africa will launch its own low-earth orbiting microsatellite, Sumbandila, abroad a Russian submarine near Murmansk on the Barents Sea. It's the first of a series of national satellite developments that intends giving South Africa more affordable access to space technology and data.
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