Australian miniature satellite lift off

An Australian-made miniature satellite has been launched into space to test radio communications technologies to help shape future space capabilities. The M2 Pathfinder, developed by the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Canberra in partnership with the Royal Australian Air Force, is a significant next step in developing Defence space systems. The M2 Pathfinder, a…

From bombs to bugs: Australian company works towards new Covid detection device

In recent weeks, we have reported on manufacturers applying their expertise to developing Covid-19 tests. Brent Balinski spoke to Samantha Ollerton of GreyScan, which is building a trace detection device for surfaces, where the virus can linger for days.   March was a month where everything changed. Whatever your business, it was time to rethink…

Space mission control centre for Adelaide

Australian company Saber Astronautics has been chosen by the state and federal government to establish a space mission control centre in the heart of Adelaide’s CBD. The centre will house facilities for space businesses and researchers to control satellite and space missions, and include a live link to the International Space Station so visitors can…

Archer progresses biosensors for disease detection

Advanced technology developer Archer Materials has developed portable hardware systems to interface with its novel graphene based biosensor which is being developed to detect the presence of disease. The company created the biosensor components (pictured) using water-based graphene ink printed on a clear substrate with electrodes with micron-scale features. Archer said in a statement that…