Cyber + Space

The NSW Government’s Defence Innovation Network is funding a technology project for civilian and military intelligence, surveillance & reconnaissance (ISR) applications.

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has signed an initiative with leading Israeli cyber solutions partners to establish an Israeli Operational Technologies Cyber Consortium.

Honeywell has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Carbonix, an Australian drone manufacturer, to provide its smallest and lightest satellite communications solution for their long-range fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is opening a local office in Australia.

WV Technologies have announced that they are the first and only company in Australia to obtain the highest security clearance for all data destruction and sanitisation services, the NAID AAA certification.

Arianespace has announced that Flight ST32 will put 36 of OneWeb’s satellites into a near-polar orbit at an altitude of 450 kilometres.

Locals and tourists in the Whitsunday region could soon be watching rockets launching into space with the Queensland government yesterday announcing its support for a small rocket launch site at Abbot Point.

Boeing Defence Australia’s (BDA) trailer-mounted satellite communication (SATCOM) terminals which provide combat communication capability to deployed warfighters have achieved acceptance by Defence.

Defence will establish a Space Division headquarters within the RAAF in early 2022.

Australian smart satellite provider LatConnect 60 and Surrey Satellite Technology have announced the first partnership under the UK-Australia ‘Space Bridge’, a program launched earlier this year by the Australian Space Agency and UK Space Agency.

The government has announced $745,920 in new funding for Western Sydney University to establish the ‘Cybersecurity Aid Centre’ to train and support small business with Cyber Incident Response.

Researchers from Canada and the UK will test a new approach for secure communication using satellite-based quantum technology.

Thales Australia have this week conducted a safe test firing of a sovereign rocket motor.

Quasar will look to capitalise on the US$130 billion satellite ground communications market, using technology developed by CSIRO for radio telescopes like its own ASKAP telescope in Western Australia.

SAP has this week announced plans to launch SAP Critical Data Cloud, a fully managed service designed for powering the critical operations of government and regulated industries across Australia and NZ.

Today, Arianespace’s first Vega mission of the year will lift off from the Guiana Space Center, Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, with the optical observation satellite Pleiades Neo 3.