Valiant Space successfully tests Australian in-space rocket

Valiant Space has successfully begun testing Australia’s first in-space chemical thruster designed to help satellites manoeuvre in orbit and in space. The test demonstrated a thrust of 20 Newtons and a specific impulse of approximately 290 seconds in vacuum conditions, exceeding expectations according to Valiant CEO, Andrew Uscinski. The thruster is designed to provide efficient,…

X-Frame raises capital for circular economy timber construction

Australian innovation incubators and circular economy groups are behind a successful first capital raising by New Zealand company X-Frame which aims to bring circular economy thinking to lightweight timber building construction. Adelaide technology incubator Innovyz and the state-government backed Green Industries South Australia were instrumental in raising $485,000 for the start-up. Green Industries ran a…

Redarc says newly-announced project will create 35 new jobs

Redarc Electronics has announced an Industry 4.0 technology and training project, which is receiving $399,770 in support through an Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre grant. According to a statement, it will further develop the project lead’s workforce, Industry 4.0 technology adoption, and business processes “through collaboration with key supply chain partners and expert local service providers.” …