Maritime Domain Awareness
Operation Phakisa is an initiative from the South African Government to fast track the implementation of its National Development Plan. It will initially address two key sectors, the ocean economy and e-health. Monitoring activity within the continental shelf forms a critical part of this operation and requires a dedicated low-cost solution.
F’SATI at CPUT has agreements with both the Department of Science and Technology and the Department of Environmental Affairs for the development of nano-satellite based solutions for Phakisa. ZACUBE-2, the next generation of CubSat currently developed by the F’SATI team will be a pre-cursor mission to a constellation of nano-satellites that will be engineered by CPUT and its consortium over the next 4 years.