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Communications Technologies and Services Roadmap information session

On 11 February 2021, the Australian Space Agency held a virtual information session on the release of the Communications Technologies and Services Roadmap. This roadmap provides strategic direction to support the growth of the industry and prioritises six focus segments. It will contribute to securing the future of Australia’s space sector over the next 10 years. If you missed the session, you can now watch it on our YouTube page or at the link below.

INDUSTRY NEWS

BOM to supply space weather data to Saber's Mission Control

The Bureau of Meteorology has signed an agreement with Saber Astronautics to provide space weather information to the Mission Control Centre at Lot Fourteen in Adelaide.
The Bureau's Space Weather Services tracks solar storms and high energy radiation, which can produce a range of effects in space and on Earth. Solar storms can damage or disrupt satellites, affecting navigation (including GPS) and communications. Read more.

Upgrade of GNSS ground stations across QLD


Thirty Global Navigation Satellite System ground stations across Queensland will be updated to provide more accurate positioning data for Australians. The Queensland sites are managed jointly between Geoscience Australia and the Queensland Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy.
Read more. 

Australian organisations in Rocket Lab launch


Three Australian organisations will be part of Rocket Lab's 'They Go Up So Fast' mission, scheduled to launch in mid-March. Congratulations to Myriota, Fleet and UNSW Canberra, who will all have payloads on board. Read more.

Cosmos Briefing: Building Australia’s Space Industry

Cosmos magazine is holding a briefing by industry experts to discuss how Australia’s space industry is expanding, what we can do to stay competitive, and how to maximise the benefits of private industry alongside government at the final frontier. Join host Professor Alan Duffy with Dr Cassandra Steer, Adam Gilmour, and the Agency's Aude Vignelles. Register here.

Project Cyclotron Workshop and Space Accelerator Program Startup Pitching


Project Cyclotron is a joint venture building programme that develops innovative space and deep tech startups, by providing them with highly customised support for commercial success. Project Cyclotron has a strategic partnership with Australia's Northern Territory Government and Darwin Innovation Hub to enable a two-way deal flow of space startups between Australia’s Northern Territory and Singapore. Register here.

Western Australia's world record laser link.

Scientists from The University of Western Australia (UWA) and the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) have set a world record for the most stable transmission of a laser signal through the atmosphere. The phase stabilisation technology behind the record-breaking link was originally developed to synchronise incoming signals for the Square Kilometre Array telescope. Read more.

Space Forum registrations open


Registrations are now open for the 11th Australian Space Forum. Hosted in Adelaide, the Forum is a key event on the 2021 space agenda to network and build relationships with the Australian space industry. Register here.

STEM NEWS

National Simultaneous Storytime

In 2021, the Australian Space Agency is supporting National Simultaneous Storytime. This year the book 'Give me some space!' will be read from the International Space Station, and you can get involved. Sign up to read along live.
 

Robot Programming Challenge opens

The Kibo Robot Programming Challenge has opened applications for 2021. The program is a free competition open to all students up to a graduate level, run by One Giant Leap Australia Foundation as the point of contact for the Australian Space Agency.
Read more and sign up.

INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT

The space sector spans a huge array of manufacturing, from hardware and software, building satellites and ground stations, metal fabrication, to data processing and electronics. In a new series of videos, we’re highlighting how programs like the Australian Space Agency's Moon to Mars initiative will foster connections so Australia can deliver products and services into national and international space supply chains.
 
EOS observation technologies partners with Austec to manufacture their telescope componentry. The Australian Space Agency's Moon to Mars initiative will foster connections like this so Australia can deliver products and services into national and international space supply chains.
Find out how your business can lift off with Australia’s space industry too, through the
Moon to Mars initiative.
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