SpaceWorks to launch from Koonibba Test Range

US company SpaceWorks Enterprises has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with rocket range operator Southern Launch to use Koonibba Test Range in South Australia for Re-Entry Devices (RED) returns. SpaceWorks is an aerospace company manufacturing advanced space transportation systems, including a line of atmospheric Re-Entry Devices (RED) to enable low-cost, autonomous re-entry of payloads from…

Industry, unions welcome Future Made in Australia Act

Manufacturing leaders have welcomed the announcement by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese of a Future Made in Australia Act and greater focus from Canberra to supporting industry development. The Managing Director of Kimberly-Clark Australia Belinda Driscoll, said the company’s sole manufacturing plant in regional South Australia which produces VIVA, Kleenex, and Scott products, contributes over half…

Projects involving solar cells, heart monitoring funded through NSSN Grand Challenge program

Seven teams have been awarded a total of $446,426 in grants from the NSW Smart Sensing Network (NSSN) through the organisation’s Grand Challenge Fund, with industry partners contributing a further $450,000 to projects. The teams include those using sensing technologies for bee hive health monitoring, forestry fuel monitoring, and ”rapid microwave annealing for ultra-low-cost perovskite…