SGAC Lesotho

National Points of Contact Lesotho

Welcome to the SGAC Lesotho page.

Lesotho is yet to be part of any organization dealing with space or develop any domestic launch capability. However, there are few government departments relying on satellite data for disaster management and global warming – Lesotho Meteorological Services (LMS) and the Disaster Management Authority (DMA). These include using ground-based sensors and using data from NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS). There is currently no Space Agency in active service – the Ministry of Information, Communications, Science, Technology, and Innovation is responsible for the coordination of research and scientific activity in Lesotho. The National University of Lesotho (NUL) does not offer space sciences (Astronomy, Astrophysics) in its course portfolio, but geospatial sciences are available for study at NUL. SGAC Lesotho aims to build partnerships with established organisations in the space science sector – development of a thriving interest and participation by Basotho youth and professionals in space science.

Young Space Activities Overview in the Lesotho

During 2011 International astronomical Congress one of our young professionals met with members of SGAC. After the meeting, we started space awareness campaign for the young professional. We created a forum on facebook Called Lesotho Space Science Youth Association – LSSYA. In this page young professionals and university student discuss space related activities. SGAC Lesotho started 2012 in July 2012 and for the first time we dad Lesotho represented. For the first time we organize an even for the space week but unfortunately we didn’t get funding for the event. At the moment most of our discussions are though different facebook pages and for 2013 we hope to have some meeting were we can plan together.

Interesting Web Links for the Young Generation in the Lesotho

National University of Lesotho
Lesotho Meteorological Services
Amateur Astronomical Society in Lesotho
Lesotho Space Science Youth Association – LSSYA
Ministry of Information, Communications, Science, Technology, and Innovation

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SGAC Country Mailing List 
SGAC Slack 
SGAC Regional Facebook Page