UNSW Canberra Space successfully tests cubesats
UNSW Canberra space researchers have successfully completed thermal vacuum testing at ANU’s AITC test facilities of a pair of 6U cubesats (pictured) for its M2 mission being launched by Rocket Lab early next year. The spacecraft include capabilities in Earth observations (optical and RF), on-board processing, formation flying and ionospheric aerodynamics science. According to UNSW Canberra’s Russell Boyce the local manufacture of satellites is the latest step towards advanced space capabilities and growth in maturity of our space sector.
Imagion Biosystems raises $6 million
Cancer detection company Imagion Biosystems has raised $6 million from investors in an oversubscribed share placement. The company, which is commercialising its non-radioactive MagSense HER2 breast cancer test, is preparing for a large-scale study of the product. The raising will also pay to scale up manufacturing of the hardware and software system which uses nanoparticle technology to detect metastatic breast cancer.
Immuron receives R&D tax concession payment
Biotechnology company Immuron has received a $358,280 payment for eligible research under the R&D income tax concession programme. The company, which is developing an anti-diarrhoea vaccine that targets bacteria responsible for sickness among travellers, received the payment covering research in the 2020 financial year. Immuron already sells its Travelan product, an over the counter immune supplement that can reduce the risk of diarrhoea.
Australian Vanadium to utilise green hydrogen
Resources and chemicals group Australian Vanadium has signed a contract to introduce 10 per cent green hydrogen into the gas it consumes at the processing plant it is developing near Geraldton in Western Australia. ATCO Australia has signed an MoU to supply the plant, which will refine high-quality, high-value vanadium products, wiuth hydrogen, reducing its carbon emissions. Australian Vanadium managing director Vincent Algar said it was important for industrial users to create local consumption for Australia’s emerging hydrogen industry.
Picture: UNSW Canberra Space
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