UCT SpaceLab students observed the webcast of the successful launch of the Flying Laptop built by the Institute for Space Systems and the University of Stuttgart, a collaboration partner of the UCT SpaceLab. We congratulate our partner IRS on the successful launch of this mission.
SpaceLab masters students in team SPAM ("Space Pioneers Analysing Mars") carried out their simulated Mars rover mission on Thursday 13 July. The team controlled a rover at the Canadian Space Agency's "Mars Yard" in real time over the Internet.
SpaceLab students visited the Houwteq Satellite integration facility in Grabouw. The students had an opportunity to see satellite testing facilities and several examples of space hardware.
UCT SpaceLab is proud to announce that it has partnered with Mission Control Services to offer a short elective course on rovers for planetary exploration in July 2017. Participants in the course will have the opportunity to control a real rover remotely at the Canadian Space Agency. The course will run in the week 10-14 July as an elective option in the MPhil in Space Studies programme. The course will also be open to occasional students for non-degree and CPD credits. For more information, contact Ulpha.Ismail@uct.ac.za