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South Australian satellite Kanyini passes key environmental stress screening

The Kanyini satellite, a pioneering project hailing from South Australia, has concluded its Environmental Stress Screening (ESS) testing, marking a crucial step forward ahead of its anticipated launch in mid-2024.

Frond Space partners with Gilmour Space for satellite deorbiting solution

New Zealand-based Frond Space Systems and Gilmour Space Technologies have joined forces to advance space sustainability through the provision of a cutting-edge dragsail system for Gilmour Space's upcoming satellite mission.

Fleet Space’s Centauri satellite sets record as world’s smallest voice-enabled satellite

Fleet Space Technologies, a pioneering force in Australian space exploration, has achieved a groundbreaking milestone with its Centauri satellite becoming the smallest voice-capable satellite on Earth.

Advanced Navigation powers Australia’s largest private satellite

Space Machines Company, an Australian enterprise specialising in orbital logistics and services, is set to launch their first orbital service vehicle (OSV), Optimus, powered by Boreas X90, a Digital Fibre-Optic Gyroscope (DFOG) Inertial Navigation System (INS) developed by Advanced Navigation.

Australian engineers to develop robots for in-orbit space maintenance

Engineers from the University of Sydney have spearheaded a new project to develop robotic technologies for the in-orbit maintenance of vital space infrastructure.

Skykraft delivers first space-based VHF communication for air traffic control

Australian space-services company Skykraft has executed a world-first testing of space-based VHF voice communications as part of its development of satellites to provide space-based aviation communications and surveillance services. 

Skykraft launches second batch of air traffic management satellites

Australian space-services company Skykraft prototype Air Traffic Management satellite has lifted off Vandenberg Space Force Base in California at 1435 PDT on board a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on Monday, marking its second launch scheduled for this year. 

SmartSat CRC announces ‘Maya Nula’ satellite research program to foster Australia’s agriculture sector

The SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) is launching “Maya Nula,” a new research program aimed at developing satellite Earth Observation capability with sensor technology to advance Australia’s agriculture industry. 

Satellite startup Fleet lands $6.4m Australian defence contract

Adelaide-based Fleet Space Technologies has inked a $6.4 million contract with Australia’s Defence Space Command, marking the satellite tech startup’s first defence contract.

Sidus Space and Markforged are sending a 3D-printed satellite to space

Aerospace company Sidus Space has recognised additive manufacturing’s capability as a highly effective tool to optimise weight in systems designed to reach space, with the development of a 3D-printed satellite set to launch in 2023.

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