Myriota secures Moon to Mars funding

Nanosatellite IoT communications company Myriota has announced a $1.5 million investment from the Australian Space Agency’s Moon to Mars Initiative Demonstrator Mission Grants. The funding will support the development of a compact, low-cost satellite communications payload providing resilient, flexible and scalable radio communications in off-world environments. The announcement was made at the launch by South…

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Linda Dobe appointed D-D of Queensland Manufacturing department The Queensland government has announced the appointment of three new Directors-General, each with a wealth of experience, to lead key departments. The appointments include: Linda Dobe as Director-General for the Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water (DRDMW), Peter McKay as Director-General of the Department of Employment,…

SA-HII sign subs skills MoU

Shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Australian subsidiary and the South Australian government signed a Memorandum of Understanding at a submarine industry briefing in Adelaide, outlining shared intent “to embark on a cooperative working arrangement”. The MoU was signed through HII’s newly-formed Australian entity, HII Nuclear Australia, and would leverage the American company’s international industry expertise “to…

Flinders Uni, NUWC Division Newport sign R&D partnership

Flinders University announced what it says is “a history-making partnership” as the first Australian university to link up with a key United States Navy research centre, under a new agreement with Naval Undersea Warfare Centre Division Newport. Flinders announced the Cooperative Research and Development agreement (CRADA) in a statement on Monday, heralding it as progressing…