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.


Monday, 25 March 2019
Kechil Kirkham awarded a distinction for her MPhil dissertation

SpaceLab masters student Kechil Kirkham has been awarded a distinction for her MPhil dissertation titled "The user concept in the space industry and how this frames satellite missions, with a focus on social development in Africa"

Publication Date:
Tue, 06 Mar 2018 - 23:45
UCT SpaceLab participates in IAC 2017 in Adelaide

UCT SpaceLab was well represented at the recent IAC 2017 in Adelaide. SpaceLab-affiliated participants presented 14 papers, featured in two plenary events and won several awards.

Publication Date:
Mon, 06 Nov 2017 - 15:15
SpaceLab student wins award for best proposal by an individual in ESA competition

SpaceLab masters student Mónica Estebanez Camarena was recently recognized by the judges of ESA's Sentinel Smallsat S3 Challenge for her proposal named PyrSat, which was judged as the best submission by an individual.

Publication Date:
Sat, 30 Sep 2017 - 12:45
SpaceLab faculty featured on Emerald Planet TV

SpaceLab visiting academics Dr Joe Pelton and Dr Scott Madry appeared in the Emerald Planet, a TV show produced in Washington DC, in the United States. To view the show, click here.

Publication Date:
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 - 10:15