South Africas ZACube-2 satellite blasts into orbit

South Africas ZACube-2 satellite blasts into orbit

South Africans celebrated the success of Thursday’s launch of ZACube-2, a two-year project to put its second nanosatellite into orbit with the main purpose of using automatic identification of ships (AIS) technology to monitor its waters. The ZACube-2 also has near-infrared imaging equipment for detecting forest fires.  “Science is indeed…