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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.

News

Monday, 12 November 2018
UCT in QS Top 200 Universities

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is still the top university in Africa according to the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, where it occupies the 200th position out of over 1000 institutions ranked worldwide.

Publication Date:
Friday, June 8, 2018 - 12:30
SpaceLab faculty publish a book on small satellites

SpaceLab faculty Scott Madry, Joseph Pelton, Rene Laufer and Peter Martinez have published a book titled Innovative Design, Manufacturing and Testing of Small Satellites.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 13:00
Joseph Pelton wins 2017 Guardian Award

Professor Joseph Pelton, a regular presenter of SpaceLab courses, has received the Lifeboat Foundation’s Guardian Award for his efforts to raise awareness of the dangers of potentially catastrophic damage to the world’s vital infrastructure caused by violent solar storms.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 16:45
UCT SpaceLab student contributes a chapter to a book on space law

UCT SpaceLab student Alexander Gairiseb has contributed a chapter to a book in space law just published by Springer in collaboration with the European Space Policy Institute.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 11:30

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