Radio astronomy investments open way for industry

Two new instruments to be built for Australian radio astronomy facilities have the potential to create new spin-off industrial opportunities. Australian Research Council Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) grants have been awarded to develop a new receiver for the Parkes radio telescope, and a new digital signal processor for the Australia Telescope Compact Array…

Space infrastructure project grants open

In the 2019-20 Federal Budget, the Australian Government announced the $19.5 million Space Infrastructure Fund (SIF). This investment into infrastructure will help to grow the Australian space sector. The SIF targets 7 infrastructure projects for common-user platforms that industry cannot provide alone. Two of these projects are now open for grant applications: Mission Control Centre…