With all of the immense challenges we face on Earth this year, space can feel like an afterthought. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the hope of a growing space industry was palpable. Ribbons were cut, buildings were dedicated and Australia’s space industry was going to triple in size in just ten years. But a few weeks… Read more »
A multi-sensor space observatory to detect, track and monitor space objects will be built in remote South Australia. The observatory will be the first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and will provide critical data for Australian and international space users to help them track space traffic in low earth orbit and geosynchronous orbit.… Read more »
Welcome to Wednesday Don’t forget to tune into the Startup Daily show on the business TV streaming channel ausbiz.com.au every weekday, 2-3pm, where we talk to startup founders, investors and innovators about everything tech. If you’ve missed an episode, you can catch up on the ausbiz site here. 1. EU v Apple on competition The EU’s competition watchdog has some… Read more »
Australian space startups and university researchers working on everything from astronaut virtual realise training to better spacesuit and AI-based avatar crews to test systems have been granted a total of $11 million in funding from the Australian government. Industry, science and technology minister Karen Andrews said the 10 projects sharing in $11 million would… Read more »
Australia’s first space industry incubator has opened applications for its third intake and is looking to help international companies break into the sector. Now in its third year, the Venture Catalyst Space program is based at the University of South Australia’s Innovation & Collaboration Centre (ICC) in Adelaide, South Australia. The program forms part of the… Read more »
Hello Thursday! Here’s the tech news. 1. UBS says sell Afterpay Shares in buy now, pay later fintechs are copping a beating today. A research note by investment bank UBS placing a sell rating on Afterpay and rival Zip, appeared to spark an investor stampede for the exits. Two days after hitting a record high of… Read more »
New Zealand space venture Rocket Lab has signed Californian satellite startup Astro Digital as a client for its next launch, later this month. It will be Rocket Lab’s ninth mission from its Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand’s Māhia Peninsula and 2019’s fifth mission, taking place in a fortnight-long window from October 15. The company’s… Read more »
Myriota’s Dr Alex Grant and Dr David Haley have partnered with Californian company Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems. Photo: Rosina Possingham. American company Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems will establish a manufacturing facility for the integration and testing of space vehicles in South Australia. Announced today during the 8th Space Forum Adelaide, the Californian company will move into Lot Fourteen, the innovation… Read more »
The funding will establish a Mission Control Centre and Space Discovery Centre, both in Adelaide.
South Australian nanosatellite company Myriota has added former NASA astronaut Pamela Melroy to its board as a non-executive director.
After almost six months in operation, the Australian Space Agency has secured a permanent home, with Adelaide winning the bid to host the organisation.
AWS today announced the launch of AWS Ground Station, a service allowing customers to tap into a network of ground station antennas around the world.
The CSIRO is allocating $35 million in funding to space technology and artificial intelligence, via its Future Science Platforms (FSP) portfolio.
Gilmour Space Technologies has raised $19 million in a Series B round led by Main Sequence Ventures and Blackbird Ventures, with participation from other investors including 500 Startups.
The young Australian Space Agency has signed a Memorandum of Understand (MoU) with its French counterpart, the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES), to work together on the development of their respective space programs.