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.


Tuesday, 30 May 2017
UCT SpaceLab and Institute for Space Systems of the University of Stuttgart sign cooperation agreement

The SpaceLab at the University of Cape Town and the the Institute of Space Systems (IRS) of the University of Stuttgart have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to strengthen and deepen the  "cooperation in science and education in the field of space sciences and technology" between both institutions.

Publication Date:
Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 10:45
Space and the Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015 the United Nations adopted a set of seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of the the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. UCT SpaceLab students recently completed a study of the role that space technology can play in meeting  these SDGs in Africa.


Publication Date:
Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 09:30
SpaceLab students win prizes at annual SA Institute of Physics Conference

Two SpaceLab students won the best masters oral presentation and best masters poster prizes at the 61st Annual SA Institute of Physics Conference that was held in Cape Town from 4 to 8 July 2016.

Publication Date:
Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 23:00
SpaceLab's Professor Martinez chairs UN Space Sustainability Working Group

A United Nations Working Group under the Chairmanship of UCT SpaceLab's Professor Peter Martinez recently reached agreement on a first set of guidelines for the long-term sustainability of outer space activities.

Publication Date:
Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 21:45