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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Australia’s first national space mission design facility was officially opened by ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr at the University of New South Wales Canberra (UNSW Canberra).

UNSW Canberra Space director, Russell Boyce says the new Australian National Concurrent Design Facility (ANCDF) complements Australian National University's spacecraft test facilities and means Canberra now has the capability to develop space missions from start to finish.

 
Sunday, November 26, 2017

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) Canberra has launched its first miniature satellite into orbit from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

The Buccaneer satellite, about the size of a shoe box, is paving the way for the growth of Australia’s emerging space industry. The spacecraft will help calibrate Australia’s groundbreaking Jindalee over the horizon radar as well as providing crucial data on predicting orbits of space objects including space “junk”. Avoiding collisions in space is essential for safeguarding the space based technologies upon which we all depend.

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