South Africa launches ZACube-2 nanosatellite

Thursday 3 January 2019 | 09:29 CET | News
South Africa's ZACube-2 nanosatellite has been successfully launched into space, reports TechCentral. The ZACube-2 took off on 27 December at 04:07 hrs with the Russian Soyuz Kanopus mission from the Vostochny spaceport. The cube-satellite left the earth together with small satellites from the US, Japan, Spain, and Germany and is orbited as secondary payload in a launch mission designed for live monitoring of natural and man-made disasters and other emergencies.

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