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, 29 May 2017
SpaceLab students visit Observatory

SpaceLab students attending the Introduction to Lunar Exploration science course visited the South African Astronomical Observatory in Cape Town, where they were able to view Mars and the gas giant planets Jupiter and Saturn and their moons.


Publication Date:
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 12:00
SpaceLab student visit satellite integration facility

Students attending SpaceLab's Space Mission Design course recently visited Denel's satellite integration facility at Grabouw, where they saw the various test facilities used in satellite development.

Publication Date:
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 19:15
Space Mission Design course starts

The Space Mission Analysis and Design course has started this week, with lectures by Prof Rene Laufer, who was appointed an Honorary Associate Professor at UCT earlier this year.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 14:00
SpaceLab students win first prize in UCT Postgraduate Research Expo

SpaceLab masters students Louis Feng and Abhibit Nath won the first prize in the UCT EBE Research Expo on the 10th of May for their innovative concept for a satellite system designed to break down space debris.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 10:45