AROSE lunar rover to test Australian technology capabilities

The AROSE consortium and the EPE and Lunar Outpost Oceania consortium are each designing early-stage prototypes of a semi-autonomous Moon rover to be transported to the Moon via NASA. In this contributed article, AROSE outlines the challenges and industry opportunities. When Australia’s Trailblazer lunar rover arrives on the Moon, the remotely operated vehicle will confront…

QuantX Labs to demonstrate quantum clock in space

QuantX Labs is leading a consortium of industry and academic teams in the KAIROS mission which will see a next-generation optical atomic clock launched into space. The clock, originally demonstrated at the Institute of Photonics and Advanced Sensing at the University of Adelaide, will be converted into a space-ready payload, thanks to new investment from…

Fleet Space heads for the Moon

Leading Australian space exploration firm Fleet Space Technologies has been awarded a $4 million contract with the Australian Space Agency for its Moon to Mars Demonstrator programme. Building on Fleet Space’s terrestrial success in deploying direct-to-satellite seismic arrays that find critical minerals, Fleet is now venturing into the celestial realm, harnessing this capability to create…

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…