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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:

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.

19 April 2017


Three Australian research satellites – two built at UNSW – blasted off just after 1am to the International Space Station, where they will deploy in orbit to explore the little-understood thermosphere.

29 March 2017

Dr Elias Aboutanios was successful in securing EUR 300K for a project on High Altitude Balloon-Borne Radar.

2 February 2017

ACSER, in conjunction with the UNSW SNAP Lab (Satellite Navigation and Positioning), ran the hugely successful IGNSS2016 conference last December.

HEO Robotics Team
30 November 2016

(Originally posted on 8 November to UNSW Mechanical Engineering News)

Andrea Boyd, European Astronaut Centre
17 September 2016

Couldn't make it to our Public Lecture by Andrea Boyd on 14th September? Don't worry, the recording is available now online! 

12 August 2016

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.

SMiLE Team in Zero-G
20 October 2015

ACSER's Dr Barnaby Osborne and UNSW Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering PhD student Joshua Brandt ventured into Zero-G to conduct their research experiment exploring fluid dynamics in microgravity.

William Crowe (UNSW MME PhD student) accepting his certificate
18 October 2015

UNSW Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering PhD student William Crowe has been awarded first place in the 2015 Space Generation Advisory Council Move an Asteroid competition held in conjunction with 2015 International Astronautical Congress (IAC) and ... read more