A miniature satellite designed by a company affiliated to Stellenbosch University has been selected as part of a group to be launched from the International Space Station early in 2017.
The lightweight cube satellite weighs 2 kilograms and is called ZA-AeroSat. It will be launched along with 49 other cube satellites from the ISS in January 2017. Stellenbosch’s satellite is the only one in the group from Africa.
The satellite was developed by CubeSpace, a company affiliated to Stellenbosch’s Innovus company, which is responsible for the technology transfer of the university’s research.