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 November 2019
SpaceLab guest lecturer Ken Davidian receives his PhD

UCT SpaceLab's guest lecturer Ken Davidian has been awarded a PhD by the UCT Graduate School of Business for his work on the nascent human suborbital spaceflight industry.

Publication Date:
Mon, 02 Jul 2018 - 14:45
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:
Fri, 08 Jun 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:
Wed, 23 May 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:
Wed, 28 Mar 2018 - 16:45