Skykraft to upgrade SmallSat Earth observation

Australian space services company Skykraft will begin work on a $1.76 million project to upgrade its proprietary Attitude Determination and Control System (ADCS) which will significantly improve satellite pointing accuracy. The company, which has received funding support from the Australian Space Agency through it’s Moon to Mars Supply Chain Capability Improvement programme, will upgrade the…

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Manufacturing news briefs – stories you might have missed

UOW joins antimicrobial CRC The University of Wollongong has joined the newly-established Collaborative Research Centre for Solving Antimicrobial Resistance in Agribusiness, Food and Environments. (CRC SAAFE) as a research partner. Antimicrobials prevent and treat infections caused by bacteria, fungi and viruses, with anti-microbial resistance a problem estimated to grow to become a $283 billion annual…

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When self-driving cars crash, who’s responsible? Courts and insurers need to know what’s inside the ‘black box’

By Aaron J. Snoswell, Queensland University of Technology; Henry Fraser, Queensland University of Technology, and Rhyle Simcock, Queensland University of Technology The first serious accident involving a self-driving car in Australia occurred in March this year. A pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries when hit by a Tesla Model 3 in “autopilot” mode. In the US, the…

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Election ’22 news briefs — priorities for the new government

Look to manufacturing to take us from lucky to smart The new Albanese government has a real opportunity to engage with the Australian manufacturing industry at a critical juncture, according to the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre. “Whether it is addressing climate change, food security, medical needs, or economic prosperity, manufacturing is the most promising capability…

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