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.


Saturday, 24 February 2018
UCT SpaceLab students at UCT EBE Research Expo

UCT SpaceLab masters students Louis Feng, Ani Vermeulen and Monica Estebanez-Camarena presented posters on their research at the recent UCT Engineering Faculty's Postgraduate Students Research Expo. Feng was awarded the prize for best poster in the Electrical Engineering category. Congratulations to all our students for their excellent posters. The posters are now on display in the UCT SpaceLab corridor.

Publication Date:
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 09:30
UCT SpaceLab student presents novel debris removal concept at European Space Debris conference.

UCT Space Lab masters student Wei-Yu Louis Feng presented a novel concept for space debris capture at the recent annual European Space Debris conference, held in Darmstadt, Germany in April 2017.


Publication Date:
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 09:15
SpaceLab welcomes visiting Fullbright scholar Prof Scott Madry

In April 2017 Scott Madry, a research associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, received a Fulbright Senior Specialists grant to visit UCT ‘SpaceLab’ in the Department of Electrical Engineering for teaching and research collaborations during 2017 and 2018.  Prof. Madry arrived for his first visit in April 2018, during which he lectured in the Space Applications course.

Read Prof Madry's account of his visit here.

Publication Date:
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 09:00
Ulpha Ismail joins SpaceLab as new Programme Administrator

Ms Ulpha Ismail has joined the UCT SpaceLab team as our new Postgraduate Programmes Administrator. Ms Ismail is a Bachelor of Social Science graduate of UCT and she has previously worked in the UCT Faculty of Health Sciences.  In her new role at UCT, she will be responsible for the promotion and development of the UCT SpaceLab postgraduate programmes and will oversee the administrative aspects relating to programme participants.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 12:15