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Pandor Launches Space Agency
Source: The Good News
Source Date: Thursday, December 09, 2010
Focus: ICT for MDGs, Citizen Engagement
Country: South Africa
Created: Dec 10, 2010

As part of the strategy a suite of satellite-borne and ground-based platforms would be developed for earth observation, navigation and positioning, communications and space science and exploration.

 

Earth observation would involve using data for agriculture, environmental and resource management, disaster management, rural development and urban planning.

 

She said initiatives to be rolled out included training a cohort of scientists and engineers and establishing "centres of competence" to focus on the development of technology platforms.

 

Other approaches would involve making using of "strategic international partnerships" to address weaknesses in the local space sector, and promoting awareness of the space programme to ensure broader public participation.

 

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