Michael Biercuk

4 space startups have landed $14 million in government manufacturing grants

- July 6, 2021 2 MIN READ

Four leading Australian spacetech startups have been awarded $14 million in federal government grants as part of the the Modern Manufacturing Initiative (MMI). Rocket engine designer EffusionTech, based in the Northern Territory, received $1.2 million in funding to develop and manufacture low cost, durable and high performance liquid fuelled rocket engines for the commercial launch… Read more »

Fleet Space Technologies

Three Australian space startups are shooting for the moon and beyond

- July 4, 2021 2 MIN READ

Three South Australian startups have furthered their plans to support the international space industry. All based in Adelaide,  the companies include Fleet Space Technologies, Inovor Technologies and Southern Launch. Southern Launch has been approved to conduct three rocket test launches from its site at Whalers Way reserve on the southern tip of the Eyre Peninsula… Read more »


Spiral Blue’s ground-breaking image computer for satellites is now in space

- July 2, 2021 2 MIN READ

Sydney spacetech startup Spiral Blue has launched its first prototype computers, called Space Edge Zero (SEZ), into orbit aboard Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne rocket. Spiral Blue’s SEZ computer will introduce in-space processing of satellite images, currently unavailable to Earth observation satellites. Traditionally, Earth observation data is downloaded into a raw format from Earth observation satellites and… Read more »

Aleksander Subic

RMIT is launching a space tech industry hub

- June 23, 2021 2 MIN READ

Victoria is taking on South Australia in the local space race with RMIT University in Melbourne announced plans for a new Space Industry Hub for local companies and researchers. The Victorian government is backing the plan with $1 million in funding matched by SmartSat CRC.This funding will establish several flagship research projects aimed at connecting local… Read more »


Space tourism is coming – all you need is $250,000 and be happy to sign your life away

- May 11, 2021 4 MIN READ

Billionaire Jeff Bezos’s space launch company Blue Origin has announced it will sell its first flights into microgravity to the highest bidder. Blue Origin and its two greatest competitors in the “space tourism” field, SpaceX and Virgin Galactic, claim to be advancing humanity through the “democratisation” of space. But these joyrides aren’t opening up access… Read more »


Rocket Lab launched 3 new Australian satellites this week

- March 25, 2021 2 MIN READ

Rocket Lab launched satellites by two Australian companies and one for UNSW from its Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand this week. Internet of Things nanosatellites from Adelaide’s Fleet Space  Technologies and and Myriota were among several payloads on the Electron booster rocket as part of a mission titled “They Go Up So Fast”, which… Read more »