UK and Australia to collaborate on hypersonic travel

The Australian and UK government have named hypersonic travel as one area of industrial co-operation likely to come from a ‘space bridge’agreement between the two countries. Industry minister Karen Andrews talked about hypersonics for the first time in an interview with the Channel 7 Sunrise programme. According to a transcript, she said hypersonic travel could…

Australian space experts focus on small sat technology

By Jim Plouffe Australia’s rebooted space industry is positioning itself as a world leader in the development of smart satellites and associated technologies that will streamline communication, drive the Internet of Things, enhance Earth Observation and shape the defence forces of the future. The Australian Government backed SmartSat CRC – or Cooperative Research Centre –…

2021: a space business’s odyssey

Despite a recent mishap, Gilmour Space Technologies’ goal of offering commercial trips to orbit in 2021 is unchanged. Brent Balinski spoke to founder and CEO Adam Gilmour about the need for local launches, the $150 million federal boost to space companies, and the enduring mystery of a recent award nomination.