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Latest news from the InSpace team.

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

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.

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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!

Child in astronaut costume

8 Mar 2021

Happy International Women's Day 2021

We asked our InSpace Mission Specialists what they want to share with our next generation.

25 Feb 2021

To get humans to Mars, we need next-gen communication

How will the first humans on Mars communicate with Earth? Next-gen communication using lasers has the potential to enable better communication between Earth and Mars on future space missions.

InSpace Director, Professor Anna Moore talks to members of the Standing Committee on Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources

23 Feb 2021

InSpace hosts the Standing Committee on Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources

The ANU Institute for Space hosted the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources to discuss the future of Australia's space industry.

18 Feb 2021

European Space Agency to recruit more female astronauts and people with disabilities

We support ESA's drive for more diversity in space. They're recruiting women and people with disabilities. Our Director, Prof Anna Moore, tells the ABC that Australia's space industry is well positioned to do the same.

15 Jan 2021

Mission Specialist co-edits definitive space conflict book

What does space warfare mean for Earth? Dr Cassandra Steer co-edits new guide.

4 Dec 2020

Here’s how ANU space researchers will revolutionise fitness to fly tests

We can study how Australian space tourists will fare in space, here on Earth.

26 Nov 2020

It’s been a year since bushfire smoke blanketed parts of Australia

With so many COVID-related headlines, it’s easy to forget that about a year ago, the first bushfire smoke of the 2019-2020 bushfire season rolled in.

19 Nov 2020

Yes, COVID even affects asteroid sampling

The historic JAXA Hayabusa II asteroid-sample-return mission will land in Australia in early December, but COVID is changing how we retrieve these valuable samples.

12 Nov 2020

New Zealand’s first science satellite mission completes testing at the ANU National Space Test Facility

The Te Waka Āmiorangi o Aotearoa Mission is on the launchpad after space testing at the Australian National University.