Cyber + Space

In a world-first, Western Sydney University and the United States Air Force Academy have successfully received neuromorphic data sent from space after launching neuromorphic cameras on the International Space Station (ISS).

The Seven Sisters, a consortium of companies in South Australia led by Fleet Space Technologies, is bidding for the Australian Government Trailblazer grant which funds the development of lunar rovers and associated technologies.

Tenders for Defence’s $3 billion Military Satellite Communications (MILSATCOM) system closed on 10 January, with bids from five industry teams expected to be in the box.

A corner of the Abbot Point State Development Area is one step closer to launching rockets to space, with the Whitsunday Regional Council approving early works for Gilmour Space Technologies’ proposed Bowen Orbital Spaceport.

Cydarm, a sovereign Australian cyber security business, has completed its second equity round, with several investors contributing a total of over $3 million towards its cyber incident response platform.

The Australian government has committed USD$20million (A$27 million) to the development of the Space Manufacturing Hub in Adelaide, SA, bringing the total value of the project to A$66million.

The removal of the fees, which would have been imposed on businesses conducting domestic launch activities, were controversial in Australia's private space sector.

The Australian Defence Industry Space Capability Alliance (ADISCA), a collaboration between eight leading Australian-owned Space and Defence companies, debuted at the 13th Australian Space Forum on 3 March 2022 in Adelaide.

Boeing has begun building the latest version of the Wideband Global SATCOM satellite system, WGS-11+, using advanced techniques to integrate the latest commercial technology while enabling a high-paced five-year schedule.

Northrop Grumman has received an award with a potential value of US$692 million (A$954 million) from the US Space Development Agency to develop a prototype constellation to support joint all-domain command and control.

Rocket Lab has announced the completion of its second orbital launch pad at Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand – the company’s third dedicated pad for its Electron rocket – with a dedicated commercial launch scheduled to lift-off within a week’s time.

With global tensions rising as Russia prepares to launch its invasion of Ukraine, online activity and espionage by state-based actors has soared, says the head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC).

Australian cyber security company VeroGuard Systems has become one of three Australian companies with a Common Criteria certified product, opening new opportunities to deploy its VeroGuard Platform in defence and other high security environments.

SpaceLink has named Axiom Space as its Implementation Partner for demonstration of its end-to-end communications relay service on the International Space Station.

Spiral Blue has announced that they have been awarded the latest round of co-investment from the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) for Project Rainbow Python.

Space companies from as far as India and Germany will make their way to South Australia to be part of the state’s coveted Venture Catalyst Space program.