Astrofica Technologies

Founded: 2016
Partnered: 2019
Sector: Satellite earth observation
Industry: Space
Product: Earth Image Data
Market Size: (EM): R1.5 billion
Investment Stage: Venture & Grow Locally
Team: Jessie Ndaba, Khalid Manjoo

About Astrofica Technologies

Astrofica (Astro + Africa) was conceptualised by Jessie Ndaba and Khalid Manjoo while interning together on the Department of Science and Technology’s 2006 SumbandilaSat program.

The two always shared similar values, aspiration and enthusiasm for how Space science and technology could impact socio-economic and human capital development on the African continent. The pair established Astrofica in 2016.

Value Proposition

Astrofica’s African-owned satellite constellation offers highly accurate, real-time earth observation data to a multitude of local and international clients seeking actionable information that impacts their business operations. Its multi-utilitarian product and service offering is scalable within and across sectors.


Khalid Manjoo

Khalid Manjoo is a professional satellite engineer and multi-talented technopreneur. He is a co-founder and the current CTO.

Jessie Ndaba

Jessie Ndaba is an experienced engineer with significant electrical and electronic manufacturing expertise. She is a co-founder and the current CEO of Astrofica.

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