World-class experts and facilities, outstanding track record

ANU is home to a team of world-class space experts who guide companies and governments through space testing so every mission can be successful.

Australia’s National Space Test Facility is some of Asia Pacific’s most advanced space industry infrastructure. Valued at more at $130 million, these facilities and its experts allow various stakeholders to successfully test Australian and international mission payloads.

Our agile team of world-leading experts are here to help. Our premier testing capabilities are creating a sought-after global hub for space testing. 

Get in touch at nstf@anu.edu.au to learn more and meet our space-industry experts. Together we’ll innovate to deliver successful missions and supercharge Australia’s space capability.

 

What our partners say about us...

 

"We develop flexible solar cells for cube satellites. We required an understanding of how these solar cells operate in harsh radiation environments, like those found in space. As part of the National Space Test Facility, the ANU Heavy Ion Accelerator Facility (HIAF) allowed us to mimic these environments by performing proton irradiation tests on our samples, a critical milestone for this project.  

The Department of Nuclear Physics team at HIAF was easily approachable and accommodated our non-standard sample size. The results helped us progress to the next stage of the project. The HIAF team also showed interest in learning about our results. We hope to do more projects with them. As Australia steers its workforce into space tech, these services will greatly benefit researchers across Australia and the world. They will raise the standing of ANU and Australia in the field space-research. "     

                                                                                                                                               -Dechan Angmo, CSIRO

 

“I worked with the ANU team to conduct Australia’s first ground analogy tests on radiation shielding CSIRO is developing for small satellites. At the low-earth-orbit (LEO) where the Australian space industry's primary focus is, space radiation ionising effects can be detrimental to spacecrafts without adequate shielding.

 

I was impressed during the test with the scientific depth and breadth of the ANU staff, the seamless operation of the motivated team of students and professors who relentlessly attack any testing problem and the relaxing, friendly working environment. Working with the ANU team makes a simple and routine test an exciting journey of scientific discovery. It helps generate novel, multidisciplinary ideas, and helps to form a R&D community of like-minded people from all over the country who have the goal of advancing the national priorities.”

                                                                                                                                               -Daniel Liang, CSIRO