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Satellite mission plans to boost Australia’s space sovereignty

- January 21, 2021 < 1 MIN READ

South Australia begins program to launch a low-orbit small satellite as next phase in burgeoning space economy. Led by the SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), the AUD$6.5 million SASAT1 Space Services Mission was announced on Wednesday in Adelaide, South Australia. Based at Lot Fourteen, which is also home to the Australian Space Agency, the SmartSat… Read more »

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It’s lift off for Adelaide’s new space startup cluster

- December 19, 2020 2 MIN READ

The SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) has established an organisation to represent space startup companies in Australia. Called the Aurora Space Startup Cluster, the new company is based at the Lot Fourteen innovation neighbourhood in Adelaide, South Australia that is also home to the Australian Space Agency. SmartSat CEO Prof Andy Koronios said Aurora already… Read more »

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Australia is launching a mission to the moon

- December 17, 2020 3 MIN READ

Australian satellite company Fleet Space Technologies is planning a mission to the moon as part of a consortium named Seven Sisters. The mission will launch in 2023 to search the Moon using nanosatellites and other exploration sensors for abundant and accessible water. Fleet, OZ Minerals, University of Adelaide, UNSW, Unearthed, Tyvak Australia and Fugro have… Read more »

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Space tech incubator Moonshot has its first investment fund and is now on the hunt for startups to back

- December 14, 2020 2 MIN READ

Tech incubator Moonshot has raised its first investment fund for space startups and opened applications for its next investment accelerator in early 2021. Moonshot is a specialist incubator space startups launched in 2017 for deep tech ventures working in areas such as satellites, launch facilities, robotics, semiconductors, energy generation, or aggregation platforms for environmental data.… Read more »

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4 free space industry webinars will answer where to next for the sector

- December 2, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

The South Australian Department for Trade and Investment is hosting a series of four live Q&A webinars focusing on the space industry, its future and possibilities. Starting on Thursday, 3 December with a discussion around Australia’s space edge, with the Australian Space Agency’s Deputy Head Anthony Murfett, the panel of local experts will talk about… Read more »

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Queensland rocket startup Gilmour Space signs US deal that can take payloads all the way to the Moon

- December 1, 2020 2 MIN READ

Gilmour Space Technologies, the Gold Coast-based startup building lower-cost hybrid rockets for launching small satellites into low earth orbits from 2022, has signed its first international deal for launch and orbital logistics with US rocket venture Momentus. The multi-million-dollar partnership will see the two companies share launch services, with Momentus buying at least one of… Read more »