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Latest news from the InSpace team.

ANU Optical Ground Station launches

The ANU Quantum Optical Ground Station was opened by The Australian National University Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Brian Schmidt AC, and the ACT Chief Minister, Andrew Barr.

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23 Nov 2023

InSpace hosts ANU R&I Communicators Network for Festive celebrations

We kicked off the holiday season this morning with a gathering with our network of ANU R&I Communicators.

ANU attends WildFireSat Stakeholders Meeting at the Canadian Space Agency

21 Nov 2023

ANU attends the WildFireSat Stakeholders Meeting at the Canadian Space Agency

ANU InSpace Mission Specialist and Bushfire Research Centre of Excellence Director, Professor Marta Yebra, and ANU InSpace iLAuNCH Trailblazer Project Director, Amit Parashar, headed to Canada last week for the WildFireSat Stakeholders Meeting at the Canadian Space Agency | Agence spatiale canadienne.

AmCham Australia Alliance Gala Awards 2023

26 Oct 2023

ANU InSpace at the American Chamber of Commerce Australia Alliance Awards Gala

Congratulations to Anna Moore for being named Highly Commended in the category of Leaders in the Space Industry. It was an honour to see Anna recognised among industry leaders in this inspiring community that drives positive change and growth.

iLAunch ANU Carbon Composit project is live

3 Oct 2023

iLAuNCH Trailblazer: Australian National University's first project goes live!

Announcing the next iLAuNCH Trailblazer project: Carbon composite technology to reduce satellite mass.

SmartSat CRC funding for ANU research project OzFuel

22 Sep 2023

ACT Government launches ACT Space Update 2023 & SmartSat CRC funding success

The ACT Government launched their ACT Space Update 2023, which acknowledges Canberra's long history of space mission success and focuses on establishing Canberra as Australia’s gateway to space. $1.3 million win for OzFuel - one of the two new research projects to be co-funded by SmartSat CRC and the ACT Government.

Space Medicine for Earthlings

23 Aug 2023

Space Medicine for Earthlings Sundowner Event

Space Medicine for Earthlings a Space Industry Networking Event, held in Canberra, at The Shine Dome. This event was held with Australia in Space and ANU Institute for Space - InSpace.

22 Aug 2023

ANU student's experiment to be tested by ISS astronauts

Congratulations to The Australian National University PhD student Shingo Nishimoto for winning the Asian Try Zero-G competition. His experiment will investigate angular momentum perturbations and change of chopsticks in microgravity.

15 Aug 2023

The Heavy Ion Accelerators celebrate their 50th Anniversary

Happy birthday to the 14 UD particle accelerator!  On the 15th of August, 1973, the first beam tests of the 14UD Tandem Accelerator were conducted. An analysed beam of protons was successfully obtained, marking the beginning of half a century of world-leading scientific investigation.

Moon to Mars Demonstrator Grants

7 Jul 2023

ANU Projects awarded Australian Space Agency’s Moon to Mars Initiative funding

We are over the moon to announce that two of ANU InSpace’s Flagship Missions have received grant funding from the Australian Space Agency’s Moon to Mars Initiative.

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.