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South Africa is one of 70 countries that has its own space agency. Here are a few quick facts about our role in space research.

1. South Africa’s Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory in Gauteng has supported several space missions, including Apollo 15 in 1972.

2. South Africa has already launched three of its own satellites, with a fourth one set for 2019.

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