In February 1999 South Africa’s first satellite, Sunsat-1, was launched. This 64-kg microsatellite was built by staff and students at the University of Stellenbosch and operated successfully for 2 years. Now, 20 years later, Stellenbosch and the surrounding area has become a Space hub for both local industry and academia and will be the venue for the first IAA Symposium on Small Satellites in Africa.
Focusing on current industry trends and innovation, delegates can look forward to an interesting three day technical programme which will also include poster sessions, daily thought provoking panel sessions, a student mission competition, an exhibition, a technical facility tour, and social networking opportunities which will be an immersive cultural experience.
Join us for what promises to be a memorable Symposium and a first in Africa!
Super Early Bird Price (Deadline 31 Dec 2019) ZAR 1400
Early Bird Price (Deadline: 24 Feb 2020) ZAR 1600
Normal Registration Price (After 25 Feb 2020) ZAR 2000
African/ South African Student Price ZAR 790
Accompanying persons are welcome to join the Welcome Reception (ZAR R250 per person) and Gala Dinner (ZAR 500 per person) at an additional fee. When registering, the main delegate will need to register the accompanying person(s) for the relevant social event options.
Accompanying persons will not be issued with a name badge and will therefore not have access to symposium sessions, tea- and lunch breaks. Event tickets for the accompanying person(s) will be placed in an envelope and given to the main delegate upon on-site registration.
Abstracts are to be submitted via the Abstract Portal below.
Please take note of special guidelines and all relevant submission dates and deadlines.
The Wallenberg Centre at STIAS provides modern multipurpose conference venues that bring scholars, researchers, decision-makers and members of civil society together in a great variety of ways. The water-wise garden is filled with hardy plants, indigenous to the Western Cape. Wherever you are in the Centre, those who work and visit there are constantly aware of the Jonkershoek Valley and the natural beauty surrounding them. The spacious south terrace overlooks the vineyards and the mountains beyond.
Parking: Complimentary parking is available at the venue. Please use basement parking or marked parking bays. Gates opens at 07:30 and closes at 17:30 every day.
Wifi/Internet: Free wifi/ internet will be available at the venue.
Wallenberg Research Centre @ STIAS
10 Marais Street, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 7600