An engineering graduate from UNSW who helped develop crucial hardware for a new satellite system has won a scholarship to attend the prestigious NASA Academy.
Andrew Dempster wants to put Australia back in the space race.
A new Masters program in Satellite Systems Engineering is the first of its kind in Australia and will help keep talented students in the country to bolster the space industry.
How best to mine the moon? Yes – it can be done. The how and why were discussed at last week’s Off-Earth Mining Forum at UNSW, the first in Australia, featuring international experts and key NASA representatives.
While mining the moon or asteroids is still confined to the realm of science fiction, a growing number of engineers, entrepreneurs and explorers are looking skyward and pondering the prospect of extracting valuable off-Earth minerals.
Earlier this week, NASA announced the development of a mining robot called RASSOR: the Regolith Advanced Surface Systems Operations Robot.
The prospect of people settling away from Earth has been a topic for dreamers and visionaries for some time.
Proud parents and friends attended the Dean's Awards Presentation where 117 students were applauded for their outstanding academic achievement. Now in their ninth year, the awards recognise those ranked in the top 2 per cent of all undergraduate Engineering students at UNSW.
Australia could have an early warning system to predict flash floods and give a timely warning to people in the path of danger with a relatively small investment, writes Associate Professor Linlin Ge, of the School of Surveying and Spatial Information Systems, in an opinion piece published in... read more
The Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research (ACSER) was launched at the University of New South Wales on the 22nd November 2010. The centre aims to assist in the Federal Government's push to increase Australia's capabilities in the space industry.