Cyber + Space

The government has given regulatory approval for a commercial rocket launch to take place later this year from Southern Launch's newly licensed launch facility in South Australia.

Gilmour Space Technologies and Exolaunch have announced a series of agreements for small satellite launch, deployment and in-space transportation services.

Optus will lead a joint bid with Raytheon Australia and Thales Australia for the JP9102 Australia Defence Communication System program.

Lockheed Martin Australia has announced the successful integration of Clearbox Systems’ Foresight ESM software application as part of its bid for JP 9102.

The countdown has begun to the historic launch of Binar-1 - WA’s first homegrown spacecraft.

Pléiades Neo 4, the second satellite of Airbus' Pléiades Neo Earth observation constellation, was successfully launched by Arianespace’s European launcher Vega from French Guiana last night.

Airbus has announced that UGL will become the latest local partner to join the Airbus teaming arrangement in its bid to deliver next-generation military satcom capability to Australia under the JP9102 programme.

Elbit Systems of Australia is teaming up with universities to showcase new technologies to benefit emergency services, defence and homeland security through the Centre of Excellence in Melbourne.

Rocket Lab has announced it will launch the CAPSTONE mission to the Moon from Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand from Q4 2021.

Airbus has finished the integration of the Copernicus Sentinel-2C satellite – the third of its kind – which will now be shipped to Munich to undergo extensive environmental tests to prove its readiness for space.

Rocket Lab has opened a 12-day launch window to launch a research and development satellite to low Earth orbit from Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand for the US Space Force.

Kleos Space has established a partnership with Japanese-based Japan Space Imaging Corporation to support Kleos’ geolocation data promotion in Japan.

The government has established Defence Project 9358 to explore options for the acquisition of a ground-based Space Electronic Warfare capability.

HENSOLDT Australia’s Hobart office was officially opened by Michael Ferguson, Minister for Science & Technology.

The first collaborative activity within the UK-Australia Space Bridge framework was launched this week by SmartSat CRC, UK Science and Innovation Network, and the Satellite Applications Catapult.

Rocket Lab has announced the conclusion of an extensive review into the cause of the anomaly that resulted in the loss of its “Running Out Of Toes” mission launched on May 15, 2021.