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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.

Verification code on smart phone

29 Jun 2022

How do you know that one-time security code is really random?

We encounter random numbers a lot as verification codes for online accounts or transactions. But are they truly random? Mission Specialist Prof Ping Koy Lam, leads the team that created the world's most popular online quantum random number generator. He explains how truly random numbers make our lives better.

Retired Air Vice Marshal Tracy Lee Smart, AO, a Professor of Military and Aerospace Medicine and former Public Health Lead of the COVID Response Office at the Australian National University.

22 Jun 2022

InSpace Mission Specialist Prof Tracy Smart attends top aerospace medicine meeting in the world

The latest developments in space medicine are showcased at the US Aerospace Medicine Association (AsMA) annual meeting. InSpace Mission Specialist Prof Tracy Smart was there.

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