Binar-1 cubesat
News & Analysis

We’ve built Australia’s first scratch-built satellite – and it’s a giant leap towards the Moon

- August 24, 2021 4 MIN READ

On August 28, a SpaceX rocket will blast off from Cape Canaveral in Florida, carrying supplies bound for the International Space Station. But also on board will be a small satellite that represents a giant leap into space for our research program here in Western Australia. Our satellite, called Binar-1 after the Noongar word for… Read more »

Phil Bland
News & Analysis

Western Australia is launching its first home-grown satellite into space this week

- August 23, 2021 2 MIN READ

A satellite designed and built by staff and students from Curtin University’s Space Science and Technology Centre (SSTC) is set to head to space this week aboard the SpaceX mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The Binar-1 CubeSat is Western Australia’s first home-grown satellite and will be part of the cargo aboard the SpaceX… Read more »