Quasar launches phased array satellite ground station

Space industry startup Quasar Satellite Technologies has raised $12 million to commercialise a breakthrough technology that allows ground stations to communicate with hundreds of satellites at once. With ground stations typically talking to a single satellite, Quasar’s technology based on CSIRO’s phased array research will communicate with the thousands of nanosatellites now entering low earth…

EOS’s breakthrough in becoming Australian prime defence contractor

By Peter Roberts Defence, space and communications manufacturer Electro Optic Systems has reported March quarter results which confirm its progress towards becoming a genuine Australian sovereign defence prime contractor. In Australia our companies are considered at best suppliers to overseas defence primes, but the Canberra company’s 2020 results confirmed in the latest quarter suggest it…

Are we doing enough to keep Celebrating Australian Made – by Alexander Gosman

As @AuManufacturing continues our editorial series – Celebrating Australian Made – Alexander Gosman gives us a sobering review of national industry policy, and poses the question whether we are doing enough to reverse what has been a long-term decline in the sector. Disruptions to supply chains through Covid-19 pandemic have highlighted major gaps in Australia’s…

Celebrating Australian Made – by Jake Dingle of Carbon Revolution

Today @AuManufacturing kicks off our new editorial series – Celebrating Australian Made – leading up to Australian Made Week (24 to 30 May). Here Jake Dingle, CEO of carbon fibre road wheel manufacturer Carbon Revolution, explains how his company’s factory investment shows that Australian advanced manufacturing is not dead, but just getting started. There is…