SA students build space satellite

CPUT students have built its' third satellite which will be launched into space in November.

A graphic of the Cubesat in space. Picture: Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

CAPE TOWN - The Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) on Tuesday said by developing South Africa's third satellite to launch into space, is a feather in their cap.

Postgraduate engineering students built the Cubesat, which will leave for Russia next month.

It will then be launched into space in November.

The miniature 10 cm cube satellite will be used for space research.

CPUT's Siyabonga Copiso said, "We are proud of this achievement because it will encourage more students to choose maths, science and engineering as career choices."