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dc.contributor.author CSIR
dc.date.accessioned 2009-01-21T08:16:49Z
dc.date.available 2009-01-21T08:16:49Z
dc.date.issued 2008-10
dc.identifier.citation CSIR ScienceScope: Space science & technology in CSIR. 2008, Vol. 3(2), pp 60 en
dc.identifier.issn 1017-4966
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/2863
dc.description Copyright: 2008 CSIR en
dc.description.abstract At the CSIR, research in space exploration encompasses far more than answering questions born out of curiosity. The science behind space technology, which includes launchers, satellites, communication or optical payloads, is not isolated. It serves a cross-functional purpose. Scientists and engineers involved in space technology also contribute to other fields – aeronautics, natural sciences, safety and security. Sharing scientific and engineering knowledge enhances human capital development to build a stronger technological base within South Africa. The organisation gained experience in various space technologies over the past 50 years. These include telemetry, tracking and command, earth observation data acquisition and image processing, advanced remote sensing application development, ground segment establishment and optical engineering. The articles in this ScienceScope communicate the benefits and applications derived from such research and support services. Monitoring our land use practices from space, for example, gives us a holistic picture enabling recommendations or interventions with which to maintain or enhance sustainable natural resources. The importance of space technology is also highlighted by the Department of Science and Technology through its Ten-Year Innovation Plan. The National Space Science and Technology Strategy highlights the need for South Africa to develop a robust and effective space capability to increase knowledge, discovery and economic prosperity, and to enhance national security. The establishment of a National Space Agency in the near future, to coordinate and manage space activities in South Africa, creates a wealth of opportunities for the country’s economy and human capacity building programmes. As a leader in scientific and technological research, the CSIR will play a vital role in the development and utilisation of space technology to serve society and to stimulate economic growth within industry en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher CSIR en
dc.subject Space exploration en
dc.subject Space technologies en
dc.subject Human capital development en
dc.subject Support services en
dc.subject National space science en
dc.subject Economic growth en
dc.title CSIR ScienceScope: Space science & technology in CSIR en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.apacitation CSIR (2008). CSIR ScienceScope: Space science & technology in CSIR. http://hdl.handle.net/10204/2863 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation CSIR "CSIR ScienceScope: Space science & technology in CSIR." (2008) http://hdl.handle.net/10204/2863 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation CSIR. CSIR ScienceScope: Space science & technology in CSIR. 2008; http://hdl.handle.net/10204/2863. en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Article AU - CSIR AB - At the CSIR, research in space exploration encompasses far more than answering questions born out of curiosity. The science behind space technology, which includes launchers, satellites, communication or optical payloads, is not isolated. It serves a cross-functional purpose. Scientists and engineers involved in space technology also contribute to other fields – aeronautics, natural sciences, safety and security. Sharing scientific and engineering knowledge enhances human capital development to build a stronger technological base within South Africa. The organisation gained experience in various space technologies over the past 50 years. These include telemetry, tracking and command, earth observation data acquisition and image processing, advanced remote sensing application development, ground segment establishment and optical engineering. The articles in this ScienceScope communicate the benefits and applications derived from such research and support services. Monitoring our land use practices from space, for example, gives us a holistic picture enabling recommendations or interventions with which to maintain or enhance sustainable natural resources. The importance of space technology is also highlighted by the Department of Science and Technology through its Ten-Year Innovation Plan. The National Space Science and Technology Strategy highlights the need for South Africa to develop a robust and effective space capability to increase knowledge, discovery and economic prosperity, and to enhance national security. The establishment of a National Space Agency in the near future, to coordinate and manage space activities in South Africa, creates a wealth of opportunities for the country’s economy and human capacity building programmes. As a leader in scientific and technological research, the CSIR will play a vital role in the development and utilisation of space technology to serve society and to stimulate economic growth within industry DA - 2008-10 DB - ResearchSpace DP - CSIR KW - Space exploration KW - Space technologies KW - Human capital development KW - Support services KW - National space science KW - Economic growth LK - https://researchspace.csir.co.za PY - 2008 SM - 1017-4966 T1 - CSIR ScienceScope: Space science & technology in CSIR TI - CSIR ScienceScope: Space science & technology in CSIR UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10204/2863 ER - en_ZA


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