SCS SPACE - LEADERS IN INNOVATIVE SPACE INFRASTRUCTURE
Dr Sias Mostert, CEO and co-founder of SCS Space, has been an active member of the space industry in South Africa since 1992. He started his career in space engineering as Development Manager on the SunSat programme at Stellenbosch University from 1992 and was one of the founding members of SunSpace in 2000. He continues to support the space community through serving as a member of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and as one of the Trustees of the African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment (AARSE).
SCS Space - Proudly South African Aerospace Pioneers and Consultants
The launch in 2017 of nSight-1, South Africa’s first commercially developed nanosatellite, built on the space heritage of two pioneering micro-satellites SunSat and Sumbandilasat.
The advances in payload technology, miniaturisation of electronics and standardisation of mechanical interfaces offers small satellite systems at never before price points, that are suitable for operational missions in Low Earth Orbit.
The satellite systems offered by SCS Space have their roots in technology with space heritage and space systems engineering with a heritage since the start of Sunsat in 1992.
nSight1 was developed to demonstrate capability and to obtain flight heritage on subsystems that include a novel multispectral imager.
The nSight-1 satellite is a 2U CubeSat that is part of the European Commission’s QB50 constellation that was launched and deployed from the ISS (InternationalSpace Station) in the second quarter of 2017