rocket launch, space

New Zealand’s space sector needs to address the elephant in the cosmos: sustainability

- August 28, 2023 4 MIN READ

Aotearoa New Zealand is the latest country to enter the expanding and competitive international space market. In the aerospace strategy and national space policy, the government lays out how it intends to grow the domestic space sector by launching rockets and satellites and promoting Earth observation research. The documents indicate the government’s general priorities in… Read more »

Kite Magnetics team
Climate Tech

Aerospace startup Kite Magnetics has developed the world’s most powerful & lightest electric engine for planes

- February 28, 2023 2 MIN READ

Melbourne aerospace startup Kite Magnetics has revealed its 120 kW air-cooled electric motor, the world’s most powerful for planes, at the Avalon Air Show. The lightweight motor, made from a unique new magnetic material called Aeroperm, is more powerful than a small car engine but only weighs as much as  a full suitcase. Kite Magnetics… Read more »

Adriano Di Pietro
Other tech

Swinburne launches an innovation research hub to help make flying taxis a reality

- November 16, 2021 2 MIN READ

Swinburne University of Technology is launching an new innovation hub to develop air transport solutions from flying taxis to better spaceships. The Aerostructures Innovation Research Hub (AIR Hub) will bring together aerospace research, design, and manufacturing startups and experts to develop innovative materials and manufacturing processes for passenger planes, air cargo, and other solutions such… Read more »