Cyber + Space

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.

Premier Steven Marshall has officially opened the Nova Systems’ Space Precinct in South Australia after the company signed a landmark new collaboration agreement with European space company Leaf Space.

Optus have announced Mitsubishi Electric satellites for Team AUSSAT’s JP9102 Australia Defence Communication System proposal.

Fleet Space Technologies has established its first international HQ in Houston, Texas, in the first phase of the company's global expansion plans.

The fifth Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (SBIRS GEO-5) satellite built by Lockheed Martin has been operationally accepted by the US Space Force less than a year after being launched into orbit.

Gilmour Space Technologies and SENER Aeroespacial are working together on an Autonomous Flight Termination System (AFTS) for the Eris launch vehicle, which is being developed for the small satellite market.

A team mapping radio waves in the Universe has discovered something unusual that releases a giant burst of energy three times an hour, and it’s unlike anything astronomers have seen before.

Elbit Systems has been awarded a contract valued at approximately $16 million to supply a space telescope to the Weizmann Institute of Science under Israel’s Ultraviolet Transient Astronomy Satellite program to observe and research deep space.