SA launches Africa's most advanced nano-satellite

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa has made history once again, this time in aeronautics.

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The ZA-cube-two, Africa's most advanced nano-satellite, has been launched into orbit. 

The satellite will be used to provide cutting edge remote sensing and communication for southern Africa.

Its main purpose will be monitoring ships' movement along South Africa's coastline. 

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It will also be used to monitor natural disasters, like veldfires, in conjunction with nano-satellites from other countries. 
The satellite weighs just four-kilogrammes.


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