Defence projects could face audit following Finnish boat contract: report

An audit of major defence projects and their use of Australian suppliers is possible, according to a report today.   The Australian Financial Review cites unnamed sources, including in the defence industry, and reports that prime minister Scott Morrison has made “pointed remarks” to Defence department officials about keeping foreign-owned primes to their local content…

Gold Coast rocket maker and Australian Space Agency sign agreement

Gold Coast-based company Gilmour Space Technologies signed a Statement of Strategic Intent and Cooperation with the Australian Space Agency on Wednesday.   The signing was at the company’s new facility, where it has built its team to 45, and attendees included industry minister Karen Andrews (pictured middle) and deputy head of the ASA, Anthony Murfett…

We’re using lasers and toaster-sized satellites to beam information faster through space

By Gottfried Lechner, Associate Professor and Director of the Institute for Telecommunications Research, University of South Australia, University of South Australia   Satellites are becoming increasingly important in our lives, as they help us meet a demand for more data, exchanged at higher speeds. This is why we are exploring new ways of improving satellite…