Work disassembling “three Sydney Harbour bridges” of steel begins at former Gove refinery

Rio Tinto has begun what it says is Australia’s largest-ever demolition project, and will disassemble an expected 142,000 tonnes of scrap steel at the Northern Territory’s Gove alumina refinery to be shipped for recycling. The site operated from 1972 until being put in care and maintenance in 2014. It previously converted bauxite into alumina, and…

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…