Welcome to the UCT SpaceLab
SpaceLab is a new platform created to promote multidisciplinary education and research in space science and technology at the University of Cape Town.
MPhil specialising in Space Studies
The University of Cape Town offers a multi-disciplinary Masters degree in Space Studies, with the possibility to upgrade to a PhD. We invite outstanding candidates to apply for this new programme.
Space in South Africa
South Africa has a rich heritage of participation in the Space Age. Now the country is gearing itself to play a more active role in the global space arena.


Wednesday, 20 September 2017
SpaceLab faculty featured on Emerald Planet TV

SpaceLab visiting academics Dr Joe Pelton and Dr Scott Madry appeared in the Emerald Planet, a TV show produced in Washington DC, in the United States. To view the show, click here.

Publication Date:
Friday, August 11, 2017 - 10:15
Two SpaceLab students recognized as Emerging Space Leaders

SpaceLab masters students Ani Vermeulen and Louis Feng have been awarded Emerging Space Leader grants by the International Astronautical Federation.

Publication Date:
Friday, July 28, 2017 - 09:30
Team Woodpecker carries out its rover mission

SpaceLab masters students in team Woodpecker carried out their simulated Mars rover mission on Friday 14 July. The mission team comprised Barbara Ojur (Commander), Adebayo Ogunyika (Log), Ani Vermeulen (Driver), Mchasisi Gasella (Navigator) and Bas Martens (Science).

Publication Date:
Friday, July 14, 2017 - 14:15
UCT SpaceLab students watch launch of Flying Laptop

UCT SpaceLab students observed the webcast of the successful launch of the Flying Laptop built by the Institute for Space Systems and the University of Stuttgart, a collaboration partner of the UCT SpaceLab.  We congratulate our partner IRS on the successful launch of this mission.

Publication Date:
Friday, July 14, 2017 - 09:15