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20 September 2017
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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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3 May 2017

We are pleased to announce that ACSER has successfully been awarded two grants with the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering Priming Grants scheme:

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22 April 2017

On 22 April the Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo ship was successfully captured by the International Space Station and was bolted into place on the Earth-facing port of the Unity module.

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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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Sydney SpaceNet

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"