Overview of the Namibian Institute of Space Technology by Smita Francis

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Overview of the Namibian Institute of Space Technology by Smita Francis

  1. 1. Smita Francis Department of Electrical Engineering Coordinator NIST Polytechnic of Namibia
  2. 2. OBJECTIVES • Promote Awareness Initiatives in Space Technology and Allied Fields ; HCD • Space Science; • Space Technology ; • Space Applications; Research Regional and International recognition
  3. 3. National partners • Ministry of Education / National Commission of Research Science and Technology; • Departments at Polytechnic of Namibia; • Departments at University of Namibia; • Ministry of Agriculture Water and Forestry; • Ministry of Defence ; • Ministry of Fisheries ; • Ministry of Information Technology ; • Ministry of Land and Resettlement ; • Ministry of Mines and Energy ; • Ministry of Works and Transport ; • Ministry of Safety and Security; • TELCOM Namibia, MTC etc. • TELECOM Namibia, etc.
  4. 4. International partners • Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa; • Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan ; • Beihang University, China.
  5. 5. NAMSCI WEEK 2012_SANSA 6
  6. 6. NAMSCI WEEK 2012_CPUT (F’SATI) CANSAT Launch 7
  7. 7. Capacity building  Post Graduate programs ( PG Diploma, BHons , Masters, PHD • Satellite Applications; • Satellite Engineering and Technology; • Satellite Communication; • Space Science.  Continuous Professional Development, and  Research.
  8. 8. International Activities_2012 • Mission Idea Contest_2 ,DEE Polytechnic of Namibia; • CLTP_3 ; • FSATI MIC_2 Namibian DEE Students
  9. 9. Planned International and National Activities • Registered UNISEC research “Nano-satellite Water level management ( UNOOSA and UNISEC)”; • Professional Development Program Nano-satellite;  Phase 1 & Phase 2 at Polytechnic of Namibia • Pre-MIC workshop_ date 2 August 2013 • Mission Idea Contest_3; Proposed activities : • Launch of UNISEC _ Namibia ; • Cansat Leadership Program_ SADC.
  10. 10. NIST 13 Storch Street Email: sfrancis@polytechnic.edu.na THANK YOU

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