Francois Visser is an RF and microwave engineer with more than 20 years professional experience in the development of radio communication products for microsatellites. He is the Chief Engineer of the Africa Space Innovation Centre (ASIC) at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). He heads a team of engineers that develop and operate CubeSat satellites for Maritime Domain Awareness.
He completed his MEng in Electronic Engineering in 1997 at the University of Stellenbosch where he participated in the development of SunSat, South Africa’s first satellite, launched in 1999. He continued working in South Africa’s satellite industry, participating in the development of several satellites, including South African satellites SumbandilaSat, Tshepisosat and nSight-1.