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20 September 2017
9.00am to 5.00pm
Barnaby_ISUgroundstation1
21 June 2017

A network of international amateur radio enthusiasts has come to the aid of the UNSW-EC0 and INSPIRE-2 QB50 CubeSat teams. 

05 Nanoracks CubeSat launcher1 (not QB50 satellites)
13 June 2017

The ARC Training Centre for CubeSats, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and their applications had been given funding for 5 years for $4.6M. Prof... read more

Deployment as seen from the ISS. EC0 is 3rd in the tranche.
25 May 2017

The first Australian satellite in 15 years, UNSW-EC0, was successfully deployed from the International Space Station, but the UNSW engineers who built it were unable to establish contact when it made its first pass above Sydney.

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Aussie satellites to launch from International Space Station

Three Australian research satellites – two of them built at UNSW – will be launched to the International Space Station this year and deployed into orbit to explore the little-understood region above Earth known as the thermosphere.

The trio are part of an international project known as QB50, which will see a total of 50 small satellites – known as cubesats and weighing just a kilo each – carry out the most extensive measurements ever undertaken of the region between 200 and 380 km above Earth.     More...

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Our friends and colleagues over at Sydney University's SpaceNet also share our passions - "Sydney SpaceNet is a collaborative project intended to link, extend and leverage the University's existing multi-disciplinary capabilities into a premier Australian university space research program"