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“Beautiful New Cosmic Puzzles” Revealed by SA’s MeerKAT Telescope

An international team led by a young South African researcher and UKZN alumnus, Dr Kenda Knowles, has just announced a comprehensive overview paper for the MeerKAT Galaxy Cluster Legacy Survey (MGCLS). The paper to be published in the Astronomy &...

Germany to Invest $270-Million in South African MeerKAT Telescope, the Best Telescope on Earth

The MeerKAT telescope in South Africa is the most sensitive telescope of its kind in the world, and it's looking to get even bigger and better. According to Business Insider, the MeerKAT telescope is set to be upgraded with another...

Musk’s SpaceX is downsizing

Elon Musk's SpaceX, a private American aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company, is looking to lay off around 10 per cent of its workforce in an attempt at better managing costs. This news comes shortly after the company's first...

Russia shoots for the Moon

In a recent statement by the Russian Federal Space Agency, the announcement was made that Russia hopes to have a lunar colony established by the year 2040. A press release was published by Roscomos, the Russian Federal Space Agency, on Wednesday 28 November, stating that...

Satellite operator Avanti announces official launch of South African based operations

Avanti Communications Group, a leading satellite operator, providing Ka-Band satellite data communications services across the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, have announced the official launch of its South Africa-based operations as of 29 August 2018. The announcement is...

NASA to launch its first lander to Mars since 2012

NASA is launching its latest Mars explorer — a robot that will sit on the surface of the Red Planet and measure the world as it quakes and unravel the mystery of how rocky planets like Earth form. The launch...

Married Couple Wanted for Private Mars Voyage in 2018

A new nonprofit led by the world's first space tourist is mounting an ambitious plan to launch the first manned mission to Mars in 2018, a voyage that could include an adventurous married crew. The project, led by American millionaire...

Dragon rising: SpaceX flight takes to the sky

South African-born Elon Musk’s SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule successfully launched from Cape Canaveral in the United States on Tuesday, making it the first space launch by a private company in the history of space flight. "Three, two,...

Defence technology spins-off into our daily lives

If you think the use of defence technology is limited to those who wield weapons; think again. Did you know that the internet, used daily by almost every inhabitant in the developed world started out as the military’s Arpanet?...

South Africa’s Satellite blasts off into space

South Africa's Sumbandila Satellite finally blasted off into the earth's orbit on Thursday evening. The blast-off was accompanied by rousing applause and delight by keen South Africans who had traveled to Baikonur, Kazakhstan to witness the event. Among the...
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