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Latest news from the InSpace team.

Two Mission Specialists awarded Moon to Mars Grants

Australia is behind Nasa's Moon to Mars mission and they want their researchers to be part of it. This week two InSpace Mission Specialists got funding to develop new technologies for future NASA space missions!

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17 Jun 2021

ANU gets funding boost to help Aussie tech survive in space

Australia's spacecraft and satellites will better survive damaging radiation and extreme conditions thanks to $2.5 million in funding for improved space testing facilities at ANU.

5 Jun 2021

Prof Anna Moore wins Female Leader of the Year award

Our Director, Prof Anna Moore, has been given a top honour at this year's Australian Space Awards.

A rocket lifts off

6 May 2021

Is the “uncontrollable rocket” set to reenter Earth's atmosphere as bad as it seems?

It definitely highlights the urgency of rules around the safety, security and sustainability of space activities.

Astronaut Michael Collins

5 May 2021

Farewell Michael Collins

We may have lost Astronaut Michael Collins of the historic Apollo 11 crew, but he taught us space is a team sport.

29 Apr 2021

The Space Law Podcast

How do we regulate space technologies and cyber technologies from a national security perspective? Check out episode seven!

22 Apr 2021

Here’s how satellites can make or break space exploration

Using rovers and helicopters to explore space is amazing, but getting the data they gather about other planets or the Moon back to Earth is only possible with satellites.

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

25 Mar 2021

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.

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.