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…

Thales hook up the latest space agency agreement

The Australian Space Agency signed a collaboration agreement with French communications and defence company Thales this week, one of numerous such agreements with nations, states and international and local space industry leaders signed by the young agency. Agency boss Dr Megan Clarke (pictured) has been acive signing alliances and said its new agreement with space…

Inovor Technologies to supply Defence satellite bus

South Australia’s Inovor technologies will supply the defence department with a satellite bus that will be used to house equipment in space for the Buccaneer Main Mission. Inovor, which provides turnkey nanosatellite solutions for clients using its Apogee nanosatellite bus (pictured), will supply the equipment under a $2.5 million contract. The company beat out international…

The Race to Invest in the Space – infographic

Humans have long viewed outer space as the final frontier. Our thirst for exploration has brought whole nations together to create more advanced technologies─all in the pursuit of discovering the outer reaches of the universe. Today’s infographic from Visual Capitalist and ProcureAM highlights the exciting journey humans have taken into outer space, and the economic…

Titomic displays giant 3D printed rocket

Metal additive manufacturing company Titomic (ASX: TTT)( has stolen a march on rivals and displayed the world’s largest additive manufactured Titanium part, a 5.5-metre rocket, at the FormNext3D Printing trade show in Frankfurt. The rocket was made in Melbourne using the TKF 9000, the world’s largest and fastest metal additive manufacturing system that utilises the…

EOS completes takeover, boosts profit forecast

Canberra-based electronics and systems developer Electro Optic Systems (ASX: EOS) has completed the takeover of communications business EM Solutions and released increased profit forecasts for the year. The company is now a subsidiary and a foundation for EOS’s new communications division, alongside its divisions in defence and space business. EOS’s expertise is in laser communications…

NASA and ANFF to deliver new electronic technologies

The Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF) and NASA are to collaborate in developing new electronics technologies and new uses for advanced materials. Under a just signed umbrella agreement, the ANFF’s micro and nanofabrication expertise will work to solve challenges faced by the aerospace industry. The ANFF provides academia and industry with access to more than…