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.


Sunday, 23 July 2017
Dr Annette Froehlich appointed Honorary Adjunct Senior Lecturer in SpaceLab

Dr Annette Froehlich, a regular lecturer in the SpaceLab MPhil in Space Studies Programme, has been appointed an Honorary Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the University of Cape Town.

Publication Date:
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 13:45
SpaceLab students participate in astronaut Q&A event

SpaceLab students were able to participate in a live Q&A session with US astronaut William Readdy and Russian cosmonaut Yuri Baturin. The event was organised by the Austrian Space Forum in collaboration with the Association for Space Explorers, which is holding its annual congress in Vienna this year.


Publication Date:
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 22:15
SpaceLab student participates in Space Station Design Workshop

SpaceLab student Ani Vermeulen was one of twenty international students selected to participate in the 2016 Space Station Design Workshop (SSDW) hosted by the Institute for Space Systems at the University of Stuttgart.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 11:15
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