AROSE lunar rover to test Australian technology capabilities

The AROSE consortium and the EPE and Lunar Outpost Oceania consortium are each designing early-stage prototypes of a semi-autonomous Moon rover to be transported to the Moon via NASA. In this contributed article, AROSE outlines the challenges and industry opportunities. When Australia’s Trailblazer lunar rover arrives on the Moon, the remotely operated vehicle will confront…

AROSE joins Robotics Australia to boost robotics and automation sectors

A new partnership between remote operations consortium AROSE and the Robotics Australia Group will help connect and grow Australia’s maturing robotics ecosystem, developing opportunities for growth, collaboration and advocacy of remote operations technology. AROSE is an industry-led organisation focused on remote operations science, technology and services on Earth and in Space, while Robotics Australia Group…

Rolling for regolith

Two teams are currently competing to build Australia’s first lunar vehicle for a planned 2026 mission: AROSE and the EPE & Lunar Outpost Oceania Consortium (ELO2.) Brent Balinski speaks to Lunar Outpost’s roving ambassador Joseph Kenrick. Joseph Kenrick describes his path into the space industry sector as “un-traditional.” The Trailblazer Project Manager at Lunar Outpost…

Making the most of Australia’s space frontiers – By Andrew Mannix

The local space sector was shocked when the federal government cancelled the National Space Mission for Earth Observation (NSMEO). However, industry understands the government’s pivot, and still has a critical role to play in lessening Australia’s dependency on foreign countries for our space services, writes Andrew Mannix. Space underpins our technologically advanced way of life.…

Hopes for the federal budget to revive Australia’s manufacturing sector

The government should prioritise building sovereign capability, argues Martin Ripple ahead of Tuesday night’s federal budget. As we are awaiting the budget announcement, it is crucial that the federal government addresses the issue of sovereign capability in the country’s manufacturing industry. Australia has the highest dependency on manufactured imports and the lowest level of manufacturing…