Twenty-one organisations from across Australia and the United States have found that a series of satellites fitted with hyperspectral sensors could become a key component in Australia’s space capabilities.
Analysis conducted at UNSW Canberra has demonstrated that a new space-based Earth observation system would be a valuable piece of infrastructure for monitoring and managing Australia’s inland and coastal waterbodies.
As UNSW Canberra’s M2 mission spearheads Australia’s return to the global space sector, Spacecraft Project Lead Andrin Tomaschett shares his excitement ahead of a scheduled ‘controlled separation’ of the two satellites M2-A and M
UNSW Canberra Space’s M2 CubeSat satellites successfully launched with Rocket Lab’s ‘They Go Up So Fast’ mission from New Zealand earlier today, representing a significant step forward in Australia’s sovereign space capabilities.
A new study has demonstrated Australia’s space sector’s design, manufacture, launch and maintenance facilities can support a sovereign end-to-end Earth observation satellite and cross-calibration data program.
The satellite platform Lena Meyer holds in her hands is the culmination of two years’ work. Combining materials science and advanced manufacturing, this technology demonstration will inform future small satellite design and cubesat missions.