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- SANSA selected by ICAO to become the designated regional provider of space weather
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SANSA selected by ICAO to become the designated regional provider of space weather
January 14, 2019. South African Space Agency (SANSA) news. South Africa has been recognized as a leading player in the space science sector. The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) has been selected by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) to become the designated regional provider of space weather information to the entire aviation sector using African airspace. This means that every aircraft flying in the continent’s airspace will rely on SANSA for the space weather information as part of its flight plan, Department of Science and Technology said on Sunday. Read the original article here...
ICAO selects SANSA Hermanus Centre to provide space weather information
The tourist town of Hermanus now also boasts a centre for global weather information for the African continent. The Overstrand town’s revamped space weather centre will be used by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) to provide weather information for all flights entering or leaving the continent.
Minister of Science and Technology Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane says this comes shortly after the launch of the continent's most advanced nanosatellite, the ZACube-2 in December.
“South Africa continues to lead in areas that previously were not regarded as areas where developing countries could be leading. We are looking forward to many of our countries on the continent benefiting as well.” Read the original article here...