Buccaneer Media Announcement by Defence Minister (Full version)


Senator the Honourable Marise Payne, Minister for Defence, announces a collaboration between Defence and UNSW Canberra to improve Australia's space surveillance and situational awareness capabilities.

Buccaneer is a state-of-the-art miniature satellite that will play an important role in developing Australian Defence space capability, has been developed, assembled and successfully put through tests simulating the harsh environment of space in Australia’s national facility spacecraft test chambers, and is ready for launch into orbit.