A deal between NASA and the Adelaide-based SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre could lead to emergency beacon technology developed in South Australia for the next moon missions.
Gilmour Space has announced its first Australian customer, Space Machines Company, for a maiden launch scheduled for 2022.
Australian wattle seeds are scheduled to be launched on a SpaceX flight next month, head to the International Space Station where they will remain for six months, and then return home to be studied by schoolchildren under the inaugural Australian Seeds in Space educational program.
Applications for Moon to Mars Supply Chain Capability improvement grants opened on Thursday, with successful companies to be awarded between $250,000 and $1 million covering up to 75 per cent of project costs.
Two South Australian companies are joining forces to launch Australia’s first space capable rocket from the outback next month.
Perseverance: the Mars rover searching for ancient life, and the Aussie scientists who helped build it
Every two years or so, when Mars passes close to Earth in its orbit around the Sun, conditions are right to launch a spacecraft to the red planet. Launches during this period can complete the seven-month voyage using a minimum of energy.
The Northern Territory government and the Australian Space Agency have signed a memorandum of understanding that each says will take advantage of the NT’s geography and infrastructure as the space industry grows.
Gilmour Space has announced a 110-second, full-duration test of the upper-stage of its three-stage hybrid launch vehicle.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the hope of a growing space industry was palpable. Ribbons were cut, buildings were dedicated and Australia’s space industry was going to triple in size in just ten years. But a few weeks into March, Europe and then Australia were slowly grinding to a halt as the reality of COVID-19 set in.
More than $7 billion will be spent to transform how Australia’s defence force operates in space, with a focus on improving sovereign capability.
The defence force will receive about $7 billion over the next decade to transform the way it operates in space. This means space will account for about 3 per cent of total defence investment over the next 10 years.