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WHO WE ARE

Our name, Amaya, stems from “Tsamaya”, which is a philosophy of South African Football that recognises and expresses our mentality of creative, skilful, and joyful expression of flair and individual brilliance that is celebrated within the collective; where rich talent, skill and individual brilliance must produce game-breaking moments against well organised defensive patterns.

Amaya Space is a leading nanosatellite-focused space manufacturing and services company on the African continent with its sights set on delivering game-changing and innovative solutions.

HOW IT ALL STARTED

As a spin-out company of the vibrant satellite programme of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Amaya Space commercialises the innovative nanosatellite communications solutions as well as complete missions that have been developed at CPUT over the past 10 years.

With CPUT, we have already launched a satellite and will launch our second very soon. Our technology is at the forefront of the industry. So are our experts. Alive with African Ingenuity, Amaya Space strives for Africa to become a global player within the satellite industry, and not mere consumers of space-based services.

MEET OUR TEAM

Amaya Space (Pty) Ltd is backed by an exceptional group of young South African researchers, technicians and engineers. Our talent pipeline is continuously being fed by the Space Programs at CPUT, ensuring that the brightest young minds get exposure to this exceptional new industry.

MEET OUR TEAM

Amaya Space (Pty) Ltd is backed by an exceptional group of young South African researchers, technicians and engineers. Our talent pipeline is continuously being fed by the Space Programs at CPUT, ensuring that the brightest young minds get exposure to this exceptional new industry.

WHAT WE DO

Amaya Space (Pty) Ltd is a leading nanosatellite-focused space manufacturing and services company on the African continent with its sights set on delivering game-changing and innovative solutions. It commercialises the innovative nanosatellite communications solutions as well as complete missions that have been developed at CPUT over the past 10 years. With CPUT it has gained extensive space heritage through an expanding global customer base. Future constellations will merge its technological capability in software-defined radio based reconfigurable platforms with powerful data analytics to deliver bespoke services to a vibrant and emerging market.

RESEARCH

Research and Development began around the Department of Science and Technology pitch for ZACube 1 in 2009. Since then, millions of rands have been injected into R&D.

SALES

CubeSat components have been distributed and sold through global leader Clyde Space, proving commercial viability of products. We specialise in CubeSat radios, from VHF up to X-band.

PARTNERSHIPS

Close relationships with the SA Government have been formed. Strategic partnerships with local and international industry further strengthen our position as a leading space company on the continent.

INSIGHTS

Amaya Space (Pty) Ltd and CPUT have pioneered nanosatellite technology on the continent through launching Africa’s first CubeSat into space. We have more than 10 years of heritage in this sector, giving us unique and first-hand insights into how to utilise this disruptive technology.

GOVERNMENT

The company is perfectly positioned for a government contract around Operation Phakisa which can see it launching its first constellation.

CUTTING EDGE

Key academic ties ensure that the company stays at the cutting edge of the market with its R&D without incurring the cost of R&D directly.

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