Cyber + Space

The government will invest $87 million towards improving facilities at the joint US-Australian Space Surveillance Telescope, Naval Communications Station Harold E. Holt in Exmouth, on the tip of the North West Cape.

 Australian rocket company Gilmour Space Technologies has achieved one of the longest hybrid rocket engine test firings in the world: a 110-second mission duration burn of its upper stage engine.

Airbus Defence and Space has won a contract for a fully reconfigurable telecommunications satellite from Optus.

This is only the second time an Earth Observation satellite has been used to image another spacecraft.

Nova Systems has signed an agreement with the Australian Space Agency for the provision of specialist advice in support of turnkey launch, re-entry and ground capability services.

Gilmour Space Technologies company has reached another milestone in its mission to launch small satellites to space by 2022 with a successful hot-fire of their hybrid rocket engine.

For the first time, the Wide Area Surveillance System Program Office (WASSPO) hosted a webinar for the regular industry briefing program.

A new Australian Space Robotics, Automation, and AI Command Control Complex will build on Australia’s strengths as a leader in remote asset management.

XTEK and Skykraft Pty Ltd have been awarded an Australian Space Agency (ASA) grant for the development of a SmallSats constellation launch stack.

The Mission Control Centre will provide facilities for space businesses and researchers to control satellite and space missions, and include a live link to the International Space Station so visitors can watch astronauts on-board.

The SEZ allows for in-situ processing of satellite imagery, eliminating the need to send large volumes of raw data back to Earth.

Silentium Defence has been selected to lead a $1.5 million project partnering with Western Sydney University for the development of an international multi-sensor Space Observatory in remote SA.

UNSW Canberra has launched the M2 Pathfinder satellite and is now successfully communicating with it.

UniSA and UOW signed a Memorandum of Understanding this week to deliver Defence capability and explore wider engagement across other disciplines.

It’s 2008. The US sub-prime mortgage crisis is dominating the news. Lehman Brothers has collapsed in America’s largest-ever bankruptcy filing, the American stock market has dropped almost 40 per cent and most talk is now of the worst economic event since the Depression.

Australia’s emerging quantum technology sector could support 16,000 jobs and create over $4 billion annual revenue by 2040, according to a report by CSIRO.