Typical day at work as a satellite operations technician, we do acquisition of signal, telemetry tracking and command. Work mostly with computers as things are now technologicaly advanced. We communicate with satellites, in order for transmission of data and earth observation. Work with various space agencies around the world for launching and housekeeping of these satellites in orbit around the earth.
SANSA is such an interesting organization to work for , you get to learn a lot about science i.e the rotation/speed sun, observation of the our planet earth and about building antenna's. In my area of work I was procuring goods and services in order for the organisation to run smooth.
Space Weather Analyst (Former Employee) – Hermanus, WC – 12 December 2013
Everyday I had to sit on my computer went through all the space weather sites and collect data which can give me a view of space weather activities across the African region. I have learned to do data analysis and compilation of documents for presentation to the management. The part which I enjoyed the most was to see the software I helped to design successfully giving us the results we expected.