Inovor and ANU to develop satellite communications systems

Satellite manufacturer Inovor Technologies and the Australian National University have come together as part of the iLaunch Trailblazer project to develop resilient radio links to ground stations and for inter-satellite communication. The project will develop and qualify a satellite-based Software Defined Radio for an on orbit demonstration of capability. Satellites rely on radio systems to…

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GPC Electronics expands at Penrith Printed circuit board and electronic systems manufacturer GPC Electronics is expanding its capacity with a new latest technology surface mount technology (SMT) manufacturing line. A team from industrial machinery company Hawker Richardson and GPC engineers have been setting up the new machines (pictured) at its Penrith, Sydney factory since delivery.…

Space Machines Company purchases navigation system from Inovor

Space logistics business Space Machines Company has announced a purchase of Inovor Technologies’ navigation system, Star Tracker, which will be integrated into SMC’s orbital servicing vehicle, Optimus.  Star Tracker “will play a pivotal role in enhancing the navigation capabilities of Optimus” according to SMC, which plans to provide transportation and other in-space services following its…

Inovor joins Lockheed Martin mentor programme

Adelaide-based space and defence technology manufacturer Inovor Technologies has been selected as the next participant in the Lockheed Martin Mentor Protégé Program (MPP), becoming the third Australian small-to-medium enterprise (SME) to do so. The programme willdevelop core SME capabilities, allowing the business to achieve a strategic uplift for their Australian customers and opening the door…

Neumann Space propulsion system could power European satellite

Electric in-space propulsion manufacturer Neumann Space has signed a contract with European microsatellite manufacturer Space Inventor which could see its drive system demonstrated in orbit in 2024. Space Inventor will provide Adelaide-based Neumann Space with the opportunity to integrate its next generation Neumann Drive as an IOD payload on board a 6U EDISON Satellite scheduled…