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 September 2017
SpaceLab student presents Sprite research at AGU Fall Meeting

SpaceLab doctoral student Stanislaus Nnadih had an opportunity to present his doctoral research work on observations of sprites at the American Geophysical Union's Fall Meeting in San Francisco. 

Publication Date:
Monday, December 19, 2016 - 15:30
SpaceLab student scoops prizes at IAC 2016

SpaceLab masters student Wei-Yu Louis Feng received awards at the Space Generation Advisory Congress (SGAC) and International Astronautical Congress (IAC), both held in Guadalajara, Mexico in late September 2016.

Publication Date:
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 14:30
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