Dec 10, 2012

New SA satellite to alleviate social ills?

South Africa's new satellite - being manufactured locally - is set to be superior to its failed predecessor, and to address African challenges.

Nov 3, 2011

Govt undecided on Sunspace

A decision whether to acquire a majority stake in the satellite company will only be made at the end of the month.

Apr 4, 2011

SumbandilaSat limits research

Launch delays and physical complications led to only one experimental payload being operated by the satellite.


SumbandilaSat gives 500% ROI

SA is richer for the social benefit, intellectual property and experience gained from the second national satellite.

Mar 24, 2011

Sumbandila tumbles in space

The satellite does not have the backup parts that most do, but the DST says none of the problems have been critical so far.

Sep 18, 2009

SumbandilaSat blasts off - finally

The Department of Science and Technology rejoices as its thee-year wait for the launch is finally over.

Sep 16, 2009

Satellite still grounded

Bad weather delays the launch of SumbandilaSat yet again.

Aug 20, 2009

Failure to launch

Sumbandila is the little satellite that just couldn't launch.

Jul 21, 2009

More setbacks for Sumbandilasat

The launch is delayed for the third time this year and no new date has been set.

Feb 26, 2009

Sumbandilasat launch delayed - again

Administrative clashes delay national space initiatives for three years.

Jan 26, 2009

Sumbandilasat lifts off in March

The launch of the satellite in March follows a two-year wait, says the DST.

May 27, 2008

SA, Russia mend space fences

Talks to launch SA's Sumbandilasat are set to resume.

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