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Latest news from the InSpace team.

Here’s why the race to Mars continues despite COVID

Why is the race to Mars continuing at such a rapid pace?

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9 Jul 2020

Here’s how researchers are making space more sustainable

Rocket launches have atmospheric effects that are driving a more sustainable space ecosystem.

6 Jul 2020

Why outer space matters in a post-pandemic world

With all of the immense challenges we face on Earth this year, space can feel like an afterthought. It's actually an economic recovery tool.

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2 Jul 2020

Europe commits 1 billion euro to accelerate space economy

The EU is signing a €1B agreement with Arianespace and committing to rocket launches, satellite communication and space exploration as part of a broader future investment.

25 Jun 2020

Satellite tested at National Space Test Facility now in orbit

The Australian National University Institute for Space (InSpace) is proud to announce that a satellite tested at the National Space Test Facility at the ANU Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics has been successfully launched.

18 Jun 2020

Here’s how space-based data helps secure Australia’s water supply

The Australian National University Centre for Entrepreneurial Agri-Technology and the University of Canberra’s Centre for Applied Water Science are hosting the online 'H2O Hack: Technology to drought-proof the agrifood sector.' It's using space data to protect Australia's water security with innovative solutions.

11 Jun 2020

Satellites do not wear spacesuits. How do we protect them from space radiation?

Dr Ian Carter and Dr Ed Simpson from the Department of Nuclear Physics explain how they prepare space equipment for missions.

4 Jun 2020

Data, machine learning and artificial intelligence can help us fight bushfires

A new competition pushes the boundaries of research to prevent, detect and control bushfires.

26 May 2020

New infrared telescope to spot cosmic hidden treasures

A new infrared telescope, to be designed and built by astronomers at The Australian National University (ANU), will monitor the entire southern sky in search of new cosmic events as they take place.

21 May 2020

ANU reopens for space testing

The National Space Test Facility (NSTF), hosted by The Australian National University (ANU) was selected as the first non-COVID-related research facility to reopen its doors to test a revolutionary piece of space equipment from Gilmour Space.

14 May 2020

Here’s how a new partnership between government, industry and academics is changing the future of communication

The Australian Department of Defence announced a new research venture with industry and academia. InSpace Mission Specialist Francis Bennet of the ANU Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics, who worked on the initiative, explains how it is set to change the future of global communication and connectivity.