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SumbandilaSat to be launched on September 15

In less than two weeks, South Africa's R26-million SumbandilaSat will be launched into space, as the secondary payload on a Russian Soyuz rocket in Kazakhstan. The much-awaited launch is scheduled to take place on September 15, and will be witnessed by Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor, who will travel to Kazakhstan, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) confirmed this week.

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