The Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research (ACSER) at the University of NSW has been awarded an ARC Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities grant worth $670,000 to fund the new Australian Spacecraft Innovation Laboratory. Work will commence later this year starting later this year.
The laboratory is designed to provide researchers and entrepreneurs with a venue to integrate and test their “cubesats”, satellites the size of a loaf of bread, and small payloads. By centralising the satellite integration function, the standard of Australian space assets can be assured, giving researchers confidence that their space-based experiments will succeed.
Knowledge transfer to space start-ups will be accelerated by easing their access to space.
Partners include Sydney University, Macquarie University and Delta-V Space Alliance. Please contact Prof Andrew Dempster for further information – firstname.lastname@example.org