Today we’ve got a lot of exciting Aussie space news to break down. From robotic challenges on the ISS, to satellites with flexible solar panels, to new launch sites and launch services – it’s never a dull moment down under.
Kibo Robotic Programming Challenge:
- Dream Rovers’ code heading to the ISS
- 2nd Kibo Challenge Australia team website, led by One Giant Leap Foundation
- Australian team video on YouTube
Launch services and launch sites news:
- Rocket Lab’s successful return to flight
- Gilmour Space joins AROSE consortium
- Southern Launch publishes their Whalers Way site environmental impact statement
- Orbit Industries raising money to air-launch small satellites
- Interview with Space Industries founder, Joshua Letcher, WA Defence Review, Feb 2021
- Volodymyr Usov - former head of Ukraine State Space Agency, now advisor/spokesperson for Orbit Industries
Satellite manufacturing developments:
- Skykraft to launch 300kg satellite aboard SpaceX
- Space Machines Company testing flexible printed solar panels for CSIRO
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