Fleet Space Centauri-6 satellite deployed in space

Fleet Space Technologies has announced the successful deployment of its next-generation Centauri-6 satellite on SpaceX’s Bandwagon-1 mission, launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The new member of the company’s satellite constellation will help service demand for its end-to-end mineral exploration solution, ExoSphere, while also building capacity to deliver…

Fleet Space’s Centauri satellite made voice capable in orbit

Nanosatellite manufacturer Fleet Space Technologies has demonstrated satellite-enabled Push-to-Talk (PTT) capabilities for the Australian Defence Force – Joint Capabilities Group as part of its ASCEND2LEO programme. The demonstration was enabled on its Centauri-4 satellite in-orbit via remotely delivered software derived from the ‘Beagle’ communications waveform, developed under projects funded by the SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre.…

Fleet Space and Stanford to develop satellite mineral prospecting

Satellite manufacturer Fleet Space Technologies is to work with Stanford University’s Mineral-X programme to optimise mineral exploration drill targeting using the company’s constellation of nanosatellites now in orbit. Fleet Space has been named an industrial affiliate of the Mineral-X programme whose researchers combine deep expertise in geoscience, resource optimisation, and artificial intelligence (AI) aiming to…

Quasar launches digital multibeam satellite ground station

CSIRO related start-up company Quasar Satellite Technologies has launched its world first fully digital multibeam satellite ground stations. The stations will revolutionise the space industry, enabling government, defence and intelligence agencies, as well as private organisations, to establish a view of every satellite in orbit, according to a statement. To be unveiled at the Space…

More precise positioning with first new satellite dish completed

Consumers and business will be able to more precisely position their activities with the installation of the Southern Positioning Augmentation Network’s (SouthPAN’s) first satellite dish by Lockheed Martin Australia (LMA) and ground station terminal manufacturer Av-Comm. The dish in Uralla, regional New South Wales, marks a milestone for the collaborative SouthPAN initiative between Geoscience Australia…

New iLAuNCH Trailblazer project targets composites strong enough for space

The iLAuNCH Trailblazer has announced that its next project involves The Australian National University and industry partner New Frontier Technologies and aims to reduce weight in satellites through “additive manufacturing of lightweight and thermally stable composite structures”. In a statement on Tuesday, iLAuNCH (Innovative Launch, Automation, Novel Materials, Communications and Hypersonics) said the solution would…