Welcome to Dragonfly Aerospace. This is the latest chapter in a proud history of South African space engineering and space missions. Our team has a strong experience and heritage dating back to the first earth observation satellite missions starting in the 1980’s through to our most recent satellite launch in 2018 and imager launch in 2020. Members of our team have worked on every microsatellite space mission since South Africa entered the space race.
We create imager products that can be used in a modern CubeSat or microsatellite platforms to create compact high performance satellite solutions.
We manufacture satellite buses to deliver electro-optical and SAR payloads. Which can provide high-quality wide-spectrum Earth observation for a wide range of scientific, civil and commercial needs.
The dragonfly has excellent vision, agility and stability, the same as our high-resolution imaging satellites. The eyes of the dragonfly are one of the best in the animal kingdom. Some have over 30 colour receptors like our hyperspectral imagers.
A compound eye is good analogy for our large constellations of imaging satellites with numerous objectives imaging simultaneously to create a complete picture. A dragonfly’s eyes provide a 360-degree field of vision just as our satellite constellations provide a 360-degree view of the Earth.
Dragonfly Aerospace (DF) is a space technology solutions provider based in Stellenbosch, South Africa. DF offers commercial satellite solutions as well as a range of advanced engineering services, imaging payloads and operational solutions using space and related technologies. The highly experienced and motivated satellite engineering team develop and manufacture high-performance imagers and satellites, targeted at […]
EOS SAT-1, the first imaging satellite to be built by Dragonfly Aerospace, will soon leave the 3000 m2 Dragonfly Aerospace design and manufacturing facility in Stellenbosch, South Africa, as it heads to SpaceX’s launch site in Cape Canaveral, Florida for pre-launch testing ahead of the Transporter-6 mission scheduled to launch in December. The satellite will […]
No doubt you have witnessed or even experienced situations where one slight mistake or inattention has cost days, months, or even years of hard work. We are used to concentrating and working with more attention at crucial moments, but when it seems that the main part of work is done and we can relax a […]