Fleet selects California company as satellite builder

Adelaide’s Fleet Space Technologies has selected California-based Tyvak International to mass-produce satellites for Fleet’s Low Earth Orbit nanosatellite constellation. The selection was revealed on social media by South Australia’s Department for Trade and Investment. The Department said: “It’s onwards and upwards for these two companies who are rocketing into space and proving that South Australia’s…

DXN to build its tenth Pacific data station

Modular data centre specialist DXN has signed a contract to supply its tenth pre-fabricated modular data cable landing station to the Pacific islands. The latest agreement, for $714,000, will see three terrestrial cable landing stations constructed, delivering high-speed broadband communications to Tokelau. DXN announced the contract with Telecommunication Tokelau Corporation which supplies services to the…

Four bins might help, but to solve our waste crisis we need a strong market for recycled products

By Jenni Downes, Research Fellow, BehaviourWorks Australia (Monash Sustainable Development Institute), Monash University Australia is still grappling with what to do with the glut of recyclable material after China closed most of its market to our recycling in 2018. Now the Victorian government has released the first major change to state recycling policy: a consistent…

Queen Beetle prepares to take to the water – video

Perth shipbuilder Austal has unveiled its latest ship – the 83 metre long passenger ferry Queen Beetle. The launch is coming soon but the magnificent vessel has been unveiled after more than eighteen months of expert design and engineering, procurement, construction, project management, logistics and fitout works. Skilfully completed by more than 200 Austal Australia…