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ANU Institute for Space

The Australian National University Institute for Space is an initiative that creates opportunities for and co-invests in research, innovation and collaboration to supercharge Australia’s space capability.

ANU is home to world-class space infrastructure and world-leading space industry researchers from across many ANU Colleges and their Schools. We align our work and investment to the  Australian Space Agency's (ASA) priority themes to drive national action: Positioning, navigation and timing, Earth observation, Communications technologies and services, Situation awareness and debris monitoring, Leapfrog R&D, Robotics and automation, Access to space, as well as three other critical areas: Defence, Home Affairs and Science. 

Get in touch to learn more and meet our space experts. Together we’ll innovate to deliver space-ready missions.

M2 spacecraft and team at work at the National Space Test Facility at Mt Stromlo.

25 Mar 2021

Advanced satellites in orbit after on-the-ground testing at the National Space Test Facility

The National Space Test Facility, at the ANU Mt Stromlo campus, enabled the development of the newly launched M2 mission which delivers advanced capabilities in Earth observation, maritime surveillance, and satellite communications.

17 Mar 2021

The Space Law Podcast

What’s the most original career you could have in space? How about space archaeologist? Check out episode six!

InSpace ANU

10am 1 October 2021

Watch World Space Week events now!

Check out the Australian National University (ANU) and the ANU Institute for Space (InSpace) World Space Week suite of virtual events!