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ANU Institute for Space

Space is no longer just about astronauts exploring our solar system or astronomers learning more about our universe. It’s about innovation, technological advancement and making life better for people on Earth. It’s about satellites and their valuable space data, space medicine advances that translate to your local hospital and rovers and robotics that work off-world and places on Earth humans can’t reach.

The Australian National University (ANU) Institute for Space (InSpace) is a unique national and cross-disciplinary organisation designed to create opportunities for ANU innovators to supercharge Australia’s space capability with technology that helps all Australians.

  • The ANU is home to world-leading space researchers and more than $130M of world-class space infrastructure;
  • InSpace specialises in connecting industry partners and teams of multidisciplinary researchers for effective solutions;
  • We guide innovation teams, supporting a holistic, systems approach to problem solving; 
  • Our researchers help the Australian and global space industries define future challenges and solutions in a variety of areas including advanced communications, Earth observation, space situational awareness and space law and ethics.

 Learn more or get in touch to  meet our space experts. Together we’ll innovate to deliver space-ready missions.

University of Southern Queensland Vice-Chancellor Professor Geraldine Mackenzie, iLAuNCH Executive Director Darin Lovett and Assistant Minister for Education, Senator Anthony Chisholm

7 Jul 2023

iLAuNCH to blaze a trail in space research

On 6 July, the Assistant Education Minister officially launched iLAuNCH, a trailblazer collaboration in space research which will boost Australia’s position in the global space economy, drive innovation and develop a new generation of space leaders.

ANU InSpace Team on stage at the Australian Space Awards, receiving the Academic Institute of the Year award

30 May 2023

ANU InSpace Named Academic Institute of the Year at the 2023 Australian Space Awards

On 17 May, the ANU InSpace team traveled to Sydney to attend the Australian Space Summit and Space Awards, hosted by Space Connect, at the International Convention Centre in scenic Darling Harbour. We were honoured to be named Academic Institute of the Year, along with other awards for our team members.

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