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