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Federal budget allocates additional funding to Australian Space Agency

The Federal Budget delivered on 11 May announced funding to support the regulatory activities of the Australian Space Agency and to keep pace with the growth of the space industry.

$13.3 million in funding will increase the Australian Space Agency’s capacity to support the growth and transformation of the industry.

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Space startup Quasar takes off with CSIRO tech
New Australian space startup Quasar Satellite Technologies is set to revolutionise space communication, allowing ground stations to talk to hundreds of satellites at once using technology developed by CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency. Read more.

2021 STEM Equity Monitor released
The STEM Equity Monitor 2021, a national data report on girls’ and women’s participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), is now available. The Monitor reports the current state of STEM gender equity in Australia, and measures changes and trends. It explores the pathway of girls’ and women’s participation in STEM through schooling, higher education, graduate outcomes and the workforce.
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SmartSat distinguished speaker series
SmartSat's next Distinguished Speaker is Dr Alice Bunn, International Director at the UK Space Agency, responsible for increasing the UK’s global influence in science, security and trade through space.

Joining the session will be Karl Rodrigues from Australian Space Agency, and Andy Koronios and Nicola Sasanelli AM from SmartSat CRC. Register here.


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Andy Thomas Space Foundation Education Fund - Program 5
The Andy Thomas Space Foundation has launched the first ATSF Education Fund.
Program number 5 is dedicated to South Australian schools - students in Years 7, 8 and 9 and teachers can compete for nine prizes of $5,000 each. The nine schools will use the prizes to implement their Challenge Proposals. Read more and apply.

VEX Robotics Australia Challenges
VEX Robotics Australia has a number of challenges and competitions available for schools to participate in. Design, code and deliver on a team rover and interact with your colleagues around the country. Grants are available for schools to participate. Learn more, and apply here.




Industrial Sciences Group develop methods for future lunar missions

Industrial Sciences Group (ISG) has developed a range of novel analytics models and software for Uncertainly Quantification in tracking, trajectory design and simulation of cis-lunar and lunar missions. The aim has been to improve detection of anomalies in tracking data during a lunar mission. Prior to launch these methods are used to increase the accuracy of trajectory design and navigation - given uncertainties in initial orbit insertion and manoeuvre dispersions. ISG applied these methods to the Beresheet lunar landing mission in 2019.
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