Grant applications are now open for the establishment of two control centres that will support the space industry in South Australia and Western Australia. The Mission Control grant opportunity will award a single grant of $6 million to establish the Mission Control Centre at Lot Fourteen in Adelaide. This centre will allow start-ups, small to … Continue reading Federal grants open for space control centre projects
The Australian Space Agency has signed a Statement of Strategic Intent and Cooperation with Australian space start-up Myriota to enhance the capabilities of Australia’s space industry. Anthony Murfett, deputy head of the Australian Space Agency, welcomed the statement and its contribution to the transformation of Australia’s space sector. “This statement embodies the transformation we are … Continue reading Australian Space Agency signs agreement with space start-up company
In a boost to the capacity and capabilities of the Australian space industry, the ARC Training Centre for CubeSats, Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles and their Applications (CUAVA) is now officially open. Led by the University of Sydney, CUAVA will work on training the next generation of workers in the commercial space industry and pursuing cutting-edge space … Continue reading CUAVA space research and training centre now open
The Australian Space Agency is seeking the views of researchers and businesses on the application of the federal government’s International Space Investment (ISI) initiative. The government announced the initiative in its 2018-19 Budget under the Australian Technology and Science Growth Plan, which committed to providing $15 million over three years from 2019-20 to support strategic … Continue reading Government seeking advice on space industry funding strategy
A new space research facility, focusing on hypersonic propulsion systems, advanced materials and astrophysics, has been established at the University of Southern Queensland. At the opening of the Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences in Toowoomba, federal industry, science and technology minister Karen Andrews said it would complement the work of the Australian Space … Continue reading New space research facility established in Toowoomba
A nanosatellite mission control station has launched in South Australia. Fleet Space Technologies has opened a commercial tracking station to track and transmit data from nanosatellites in the Internet of Things (IoT) global network. The ground station opened in late-July at Pinkerton Plains, 80km north of Adelaide. It completes the mission control centre built at … Continue reading Nanosatellite mission control station launched in South Australia
The Australian National University (ANU) will offer businesses nationally access to its space-flight testing facilities, thanks to $250,000 from the ACT Government. ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt AC welcomed the funding commitment from the Government to the University’s Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre (AITC), host of the national facility for space-flight testing.The University is home … Continue reading ANU to offer businesses access to space-testing facilities
NBN’s second satellite has been successfully launched into space. It is expected to play a role in providing broadband to 400,000 homes and businesses in regional Australia.
According to new research from Chatham House, the next big cyber attack could be on space – and the consequences could be disastrous.
CosmiQ Works, a firm closely linked to the CIA, has joined forces with Amazon, DigitalGlobe and NVIDIA to use artificial intelligence get a better view of what is happening on Earth.
Three Australian “CubeSats” have been given the all-clear to be launched from the International Space Station next January, as part of a global project to learn more about the thermosphere.
Three CubeSats are being tested at ANU’s Mount Stromlo space testing facility, before their launch as part of the European Union’s QB50 launch of 50 satellites.