This week, the Australian Space Agency officially announced their Trailblazer lunar rover program, as well as a second round of Demonstrator grants. We also have a new astronaut program for Australians, Waratah Seed cubesat payloads, and look at the challenges facing Optus as a GEO satellite operator.

ASA Trailblazer & Demonstrator grant programs:

Australian astronauts:

State government grants:

Satellite news:

Launch services:

Community news:

Upcoming events:

About the show:

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  • While talking about Telesat’s constellation, I said spectrum is assigned by the FCC, when it is actually assigned by the ITU.