virtual space data centre


From left: HE Christian Schlaga: German Ambassador; HE Concepción Figuerola Sanchez: Spanish Ambassador; Dr Jean Marc-Nasr, Head: Airbus Defence and Space for Africa, Middle East, France and the UK; Dr Tjama Tjivikua, Vice-Chancellor: NUST; and HE Jacqueline Bassa-Mazzoni pictured after the Signing Ceremony.

NUST and Airbus Defence and Space (ADS) have agreed to collaborate in establishing a Virtual Space Data Centre in Windhoek to assist Namibia in monitoring and growing key elements of the economy. This was announced during the occasion of the Signing of the Letter of Intent between the two parties.

The Namibian government has delegated NUST to host the Institute for Space Technology and mandated it to implement the Virtual Space Data Centre, as part of its strategic plan for developing the country’s aerospace, geo-information, earth observation and spatial science capabilities.