space

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The first Australian satellite in 15 years, UNSW-EC0, was successfully deployed from the International Space Station, and UNSW engineers are working to make contact when it next passes above Sydney.

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Two of Australia’s new satellites will deploy from the International Space Station at 3:25pm (AEST) today. A live feed is available at UNSW ground station, plus telemetry graphics.

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Australia's hoping to take a share of the billion-dollar space industry with the launch of its first totally Australian-built satellites in 15 years, writes Andrew Dempster.

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The ACT Government has awarded UNSW Canberra $750,000 to create a world-class Space Mission Design Facility and to jointly develop a ground station for quantum encrypted satellite communication.

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Large asteroid hits on Earth have the potential to wipe out humanity so knowing as much about them, including how to detect and deflect them, is vital, writes Michael Dello-Iacovo.

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Juno is the first spacecraft to orbit Jupiter by passing above both poles of the planet on each revolution, and is our best chance to shed light on many of the planet's unsolved mysteries, writes Lucyna Kedziora-Chudczer.

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We need to equip the next generation with the skills to deliver Australia a space-based future, writes Solange Cunin.

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Solange Cunin is making space history thanks to her innovative start-up Quberider and hundreds of high schoolers who are designing experiments to be tested by NASA astronauts.

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UNSW and Shanghai Jiao Tong University will establish a Joint Innovation Hub in Advanced Materials for the Space Age, the NSW Premier Mike Baird announced in China at the weekend. 

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