New $180 million space Trailblazer to hold official launch

The new iLaunch (Innovative Launch, Automation, Novel Materials, Communications, and Hypersonics) Trailblazer, linking three universities with private businesses to commercialise space-oriented R&D, will be launched by federal assistant education minister Anthony Chisholm on Thursday. The Trailblazer initiative was part of the previous federal government’s efforts to increase commercial returns from university research, and was awarded…

Green Gravity partners for mineshaft energy storage

Gravity energy storage system developer Green Gravity and underground mining contractor RUC have executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on the commercialisation of gravitational energy storage systems. The MoU sets out cooperation on technical opportunities, data insights and commercial arrangements. The partnership brings together RUC’s deep capability in shaft sinking and mineshaft hoisting…

Hypersonix and SoMAC CRC aim for high temperature materials

Hypersonic vehicle developer Hypersonix Launch Systems and the Sovereign Manufacturing Automation for Composites Cooperative Research Centre (SoMAC CRC) have joined forces to tackle one of the big issues facing hypersonic flight – high temperature material integration. Hypersonic vehicles that travel at least five times faster than the speed of sound require materials that can withstand…

Advanced Navigation to ensure safe Australian moon landing

AI robotics and navigation technology company Advanced Navigation, will use an Australian Space Agency grant to accelerate development and production of the company’s Light Detection, Altimetry and Velocimetry (LiDAV) technology. Supported $5.2 million, Advanced Navigation will deliver a space-qualified LiDAV sensor called LUNA (Laser measurement Unit for Navigational Aid) to US-based space systems company, Intuitive…

Baiada Poultry running on biogas

Poultry manufacturer Baiada Poultry is to apply circular industry principles to both its Tamworth and Newcastle, New South Wales operations with plans to recover Biogas produced from its wastewater recovery systems. This follows in the footsteps of the company’s Griffith facility which reduced its carbon footprint while simultaneously transforming what was once considered waste into…