Cyber + Space

Over 15 years of operations mostly in the Middle East, US Special Operations Command has developed multiple computer networks, some boutique, some unique | Max Blenkin

Assistant Defence Minister Matt Thistlethwaite has warned technology companies the days of cost overruns and going to cabinet for additional funding for Defence IT projects are past | Max Blenkin

United States cyber security corporation Owl Cyber Defense has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with GME.

Major General Murray Thompson, head of Defence Information Communications Technology Operations, wonders if it’s not time for a review to create a new force to operate in the cyber domain | Max Blenkin

German rocket manufacturer HyImpulse is set to launch into space from the Koonibba Test Range near Ceduna in South Australia in 2024.

Canberra company EarlyBirds has developed what it terms an innovation ecosystem to develop a strategic picture of particular industry capabilities and trends derived from information in the public domain | Max Blenkin

Space Machines Company has announced its purchase of Inovor Technologies' Star Tracker, for integration into its Orbital Servicing Vehicle, Optimus.

Space Machines Company is building the Optimus Platform, the largest single Australian-built commercial spacecraft that will deliver transport and service capabilities in orbit.

Equatorial Launch Australia, owner and operator of Australian spaceport, the Arnhem Space Centre, has welcomed the announcement of the signing of the Technology Safeguards Agreement.

Southern Launch has welcomed the signing of a Technology Safeguards Agreement between Australia and the US which will allow for the transfer of US space technology, including rockets and satellites, to be launched from, or returned to, Australia.

Artificial intelligence company AICRAFT has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Perth-based Space Angel and Adelaide-based SABRN Tech to integrate its computing systems.

SmartSat has announced that two of its PhD students have been selected to work on satellite research in a new internship program at the European Space Agency’s Φ-lab.

Fugro's Space Automation, AI and Robotics Control Complex in Perth, Western Australia, is to receive an additional $5 million in funding from the WA Government.

Varda Space Industries and Southern Launch announced a partnership to conduct re-entry operations at the Koonibba Test Range.

EOS Space Systems has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with EX-Fusion to explore the usage of high-power laser technologies developed for laser fusion purposes to help address the space debris problem.

ELO2, the consortium behind Australia’s first lunar rover, has invited space enthusiasts to design a system to collect soil from the Moon and deposit it at a NASA run facility.