The first integrated flight test of SpaceX’s Starship is trending towards the third week of April 2023 and the excitement and anticipation in the space community is palpable! This will be the first flight test of a fully integrated Starship and Super Heavy rocket, a fully reusable transportation system designed to carry both crew and […]
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Australian Katherine Bennell-Pegg will head to Germany next month to train as an astronaut with the European Space Agency. Katherine will be the first Australian woman to be trained as an astronaut by an international space agency, after recently being one of only 25 people to complete ESA’s astronaut selection process from a pool of […]
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The CUAVA-1 is an Australian designed and built satellite recently launched to the International Space Station via SpaceX CRS-23. The 12 month mission in near-Earth orbit (NEO) will be investigating Earth’s plasma environment. Here are some photos, artist impressions (and links) from the official CUAVA-1 website plus other media links. Links https://www.cuava.com.au/ https://honisoit.com/2021/08/australian-cuava-1-satellite-launched-aboard-space-x-rocket-in-florida/ https://spaceaustralia.com/index.php/news/australian-built-cubesat-cuava-1-starts-its-journey-space
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Born 5th of March 1935 in Australia, Physicist Dr. Philip Chapman was NASA’s first Australian-born astronaut that despite never getting to orbit, had an incredible life of Antarctic exploration, Physics, fast jet-training flying and science research. Selected as a Scientist Astronaut by NASA (NASA’s Group 6) in August 1967 his time at NASA comprised initial […]
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“Saber Astronautics is pleased to announce the official opening for the Responsive Space Operations CentreTM (RSOC) in Adelaide Australia. The RSOC is part of a growing program providing satellite services for the commercial space sector offering control for satellites and space traffic services for the region.” For more information see their press release here.
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The Australian Space Discovery Centre (ASDC) has been unveiled at Lot Fourteen, the home of the Australian Space Agency in 2021. Judging by the YouTube video and Industry.gov.au website it certainly looks like an interesting facility but what do you think? Check out the video below and comment below what you would like to see […]
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Only a handful of hours ago, the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover landed safely on the surface of Mars! It was exciting to see the sheer look of relief and delight of the watching NASA JPL scientists and engineers. Now that the Mars rover nicknamed ‘Percy’ is on the ground the focus will soon turn to […]
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