SANSA signs collaboration agreements with UKSA and CSNO

Information from SANSA

The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) and the United Kingdom Space Agency (UKSA) signed an agreement for the benefit of both countries’ citizens, forging a framework for collaboration including:

  • Sharing satellites and data for Earth observation purposes
  • Connecting and supporting local space businesses
  • Providing national space infrastructure development support as required
  • Collaboration on space applications addressing climate change
  • Fostering research partnerships in space science and technology, with a special focus on space weather

SANSA also signed an agreement with China Satellite Navigation Office (CSNO) for satellite navigation cooperation for peaceful purposes. This memorandum of understanding is supported by bilateral cooperation between South Africa and China and facilitated through South Africa’s Department of Science and Innovation (DSI). The agreement establishes collaboration in the field of the global navigation satellite systems (GNSS). It includes strengthening exchanges and cooperation in the domains of satellite navigation technologies, talents cultivation, applications and industrialisation as well as research and applications of BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) / GNSS in geophysics, space science, geodetic survey and other sectors based on GNSS data among other interest areas.

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