Australia’s first national space mission design facility was officially opened today at UNSW Canberra.
Two UNSW Canberra astrophysicists have played a role in helping scientists witness a cataclysmic event for the first time – the merging of two neutron stars, resulting in a kilonova explosion.
UNSW is ready to play a role in the exciting future of space research, following the Federal Government's commitment at this week's International Astronautical Congress to create an Australian space agency.
UNSW Canberra and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) will develop three Cubesats to be used for maritime surveillance, with the first lifting off in early 2018.
Space terrorism and testing of space tourists might be theoretical problems today, but Nikki Coleman says having conversations now will help make sure they don't become real problems in the future.
UNSW Canberra will host a new facility in partnership with the French Space Agency CNES, bringing together the right people in the same place to design a space mission.
A UNSW Canberra agreement with the Australian National University means Australia now has the facilities to come up to speed with the international space sector.
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.
The discovery in the Pilbara of the oldest evidence of land-based life could help in the search for life on Mars.
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.