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Initiative addresses barriers to expand aerospace manufacturing

The aerospace industry has, among others, two important international players – Airbus and Boeing. This applies to local aerospace as well as international aerospace manufacturing industries, all competing to be part of the global supply chain. Manufacturing for aerospace in South Africa is dependent on commercial manufacturing for these global players. “Each region that plays […]

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Invitation to attend the Youth in Science and Innovation Indaba on 9-10 June 2017

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International space project puts South Africa on the satellite industry map

The South African satellite industry is taking yet another step forward as a player in the international arena with the launch of two South African built nanosatellites from Cape Canaveral in Florida within the next few days.   Two nanosatellites, ‘nSight1’ designed and manufactured by Cape Town-based SCS Space, a member of the SCS Aerospace […]

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South Africa in talks with Airbus, Boeing to print 3D parts

An Airbus A380 aircraft is seen in the paint shop at the Airbus facility in Finkenwerder near Hamburg. South African researchers are developing the world’s largest machine for producing aircraft parts.  Image: REUTERS South African researchers developing the world’s largest machine for producing aircraft parts using lasers to melt powdered titanium are in talks with […]

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South African satellite to take part in international space project

7 November 2016: A nanosatellite designed and built in South Africa will be launched early next year from the International Space Station as part of a European Commission research project. Managed by SCS Aerospace Group, South Africa’s biggest private satellite concern it will be launched from the space station during the first quarter of next […]

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AISI to focus on technology-based supplier development

Hosting the Aerospace Industry Support Initiative (AISI) for the tenth year, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) says the programme will focus on technology-based supplier development for the aerospace industry this year. The initiative has been established for the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) and has been hosted by the CSIR […]

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CSIR, Airbus DS cooperation set to benefit South Africa

The research cooperation framework agreement between the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Airbus Defence and Space (Airbus DS), signed in August last year, will benefit a wide swathe of the South African defence and aerospace research and development (R&D) and industry sectors. “The idea is to identify opportunities for South Africa as […]

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Aerospace support programme success leads to increased funding for supplier development

The Aerospace Industry Support Initiative (AISI) – managed by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and funded by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) – has renewed its focus on its Supplier Development Programme (SDP), consequently allocating more resources to the programme, in addition to establishing and operating a pilot incentive […]

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IASSA 2016 – REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN!

The Aeronautical Society of South Africa will host the International Aerospace Symposium of South Africa (IASSA) on 20-21 October 2016 at https://www.acheterviagrafr24.com/viagra-definition/ the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria, South Africa. This is viagra 100 prezzo farmacia South Africa’s leading conference for the sharing of developments in aerospace research, development and technology. The theme of IASSA […]

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Meanwhile in our country

South Africa is one of 70 countries that has its own space agency. Here are a few quick facts about our role in space research. South Africa’s Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory in Gauteng has supported several space missions, including Apollo 15 in 1972. South Africa has already launched three of its own satellites, with a […]

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