We have liftoff! The NSQN has officially launched.
Thank you to everyone who turned out for the NSQN Industry Workshop at the Research School of Physics, Australian National University on 15 and 16 March. It was a great success and has us feeling energised for the NSQN's next steps!
The NSQN will provide a combined total of $1 billion dollars of space qualification infrastructure for immediate, cost-effective testing and accelerated space mission design and delivery. The new radiation capabilities are world leading and will accelerate Australian space manufacturing growth, which drives the increased international competitiveness for Australian space technology.
Special thanks to Lauren Bezzina and her team for giving us a tour of the Heavy Ion Accelerators (HIAF), and to Eduardo Trifoni and his team for taking us up to see the National Space Test Facility (NSTF) at Mount Stromlo. These tours of the ANU testing facilities put into context everything that the NSQN can do for our customers.
Workshop presenter Mike Petkovic from Nova Systems Australia and New Zealand says, "We've had a wonderful turnout for the NSQN Industry Workshop. It's surprising but really exciting to see just how much interest we've garnered and from so many different sectors from all over Australia interested in space testing."
Co-presenter Andrin Tomaschett from Nova Systems Australia and New Zealand says, "The past few days have been inspiring. We're feeling really motivated by the brilliant conversations and engagement from our participants."
ANU InSpace Director Anna Moore was thrilled with the launch of the NSQN. "The NSQN Industry Workshop provided the nodes with an opportunity to see the network in action. For our potential customers and space sector colleagues, it was an invaluable opportunity to network and build our body of knowledge of space testing and to grow the NSQN's user case journeys."
The NSQN was founded in partnership with ANU Institute for Space | InSpace, ANSTO, Steritech Australia, University of Wollongong Centre for Medical Radiation Physics, Saber Astronautics, and Nova Systems Australia and New Zealand, with funding from the ACT Government and the Australian Space Agency Space Infrastructure Fund.