Andrew Dempster

off-earth mining

Forum will bring Australia’s space community together to shape a collective vision for the nation’s space endeavours.

Mars mission

From solar sail-powered spacecraft, to laser communications, to asteroid detection systems, there is no shortage of Australian ideas and expertise to help NASA explore the Moon and Mars.

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Australia should be involved in any new mission to the Moon. We have the interest and the expertise so let's be part of the race.

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Australia has a well-earned reputation as a mining nation. Now we're moving towards mining 'off world', on the Moon.

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New jobs and investment for Australia's growing space industry are promised with the backing of the new space agency. It's hoped that all states and territories will benefit from a national approach.

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The announcement that Australia will finally create its own space agency has opened the door for a long-held dream for many: a home-grown Australian astronaut.

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Protecting Australia's water by using satellites to collect local data is just one practical argument supporting the nation's need for a space agency, writes Andrew Dempster.

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Buried ice on Mars could be a water source for interplanetary visits of the future, write Sophia Casanova, Andrew Dempster and Serkan Saydam. 

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Three Australian research satellites – two built at UNSW – blasted off just after 1am to the International Space Station, where they will deploy in orbit to explore the little-understood thermosphere.

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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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