Cyber + Space

Boeing has signed an agreement to collaborate with Melbourne-based additive manufacturing innovator, Titomic, to investigate the application of sustainable “green” titanium for the production of space components.

Airbus announced on 15 December that Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) will exclusively join Team Maier, the Airbus-led team, in the bid to deliver next-generation military satellite communications (MILSATCOM) capability to Australia under the JP9102 program.

Lockheed Martin Australia today announced the addition of two leading Australian companies, Blacktree Technology and DXC Technology Australia, to its JP9102 team.

Underlining the growing importance of the space domain, the Commonwealth plans to invest around seven billion dollars in developing ADF space capabilities over the coming decade.

A brand-new observatory designed, built, and managed by Silentium Defence has been opened in South Australia.

Fleet Space Technologies will build a satellite Hyper Factory in the newly announced Australian Space Park in Adelaide.

Fleet Space Technologies has announced the development of a new constellation of 3D-printed small satellites named Alpha, with the first satellites ready for launch in 12 months.

Airbus has completed Sentinel-6B, the second ocean monitoring satellite of the European Copernicus programme, and is now testing it extensively over the next six months in preparation for its use in space.

Canberra-based Conscia will manage the design and construction of two purpose-built Satellite Operations Facilities, as well as overseeing the upgrade of two existing satellite ground stations.

The purpose-built facility in Brisbane provides a Moon-like environment for testing and evaluating rovers and related equipment with an initial focus of exploring lunar terrain and resources.

Lockheed Martin Australia has announced that Calytrix Technologies and EM Solutions have joined its team for JP9102.

Saber Astronautics has signed a deal with private spaceflight leader Axiom Space to create an Australian presence on the International Space Station (ISS).

Northrop Grumman Australia has announced L3Harris Technologies has joined its growing team bidding for JP9102, the ADF's Satellite Communication System project.

The first Airbus built Inmarsat-6, I-6 F1, satellite has been shipped from Airbus in Toulouse to Tanegashima in Japan ready for launch.

Arianespace and Australian operator SingTel Optus have signed the launch contract for the Optus-11 communications satellite.

The CERES space system satellites designed and built by Airbus Defence and Space and Thales for the DGA (the French Armament General Directorate) have been successfully launched from the European spaceport in French Guiana, on-board a Vega launcher.