n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - South Africa : new space era lifts off : news notes
|Article Title||South Africa : new space era lifts off : news notes|
|© Publisher:||Astronomical Society of Southern Africa (ASSA)|
|Journal||MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Apr 2011|
|Pages||42 - 44|
The recent launch by government of the South African National Space Agency marked the dawn of a new space era in the country's history. The agency will begin operating in April. Meanwhile Africa's bid to host the global science initiative, the Square Kilometre Array telescope, was boosted this month with an announcement of significant breakthroughs.
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