News & Events
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Curiosity on Mars - ACSER Distinguished Guest Lecture
21st February 2013
René Fradet visited the University of New South Wales to present the key note at the Off Earth Mining Forum and an ACSER distinguished guest lecture on the NASA Curiosity Rover that landed on Mars in 2012.
René Fradet is the Deputy Director, Engineering and Science Directorate at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. The talk discussed the tremendous successes of Curiosity so far, from landing on Mars to photographing, sampling and inspecting her surface.
Off Earth Mining Forum
19th - 21st February 2013
The Off Earth Mining Forum was a three day event at UNSW hosted by the Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research. The forum focused on identifying the challenges that face the race to mine the moon and nearby celestial bodies and explored some of the possible pathways and technologies that might offer a solution.
The conference provided a forum for communication among current and future industry leaders and also provided an opportunity for scientists and engineers to discuss how current technology and research may be used to establish a viable off earth mining program.
It was a very successful event which attracted over 100 attendees and significant international and local media attention.
For more information or to view the program, photos, videos and the slides from the whole event please visit the event website.
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ACSER in the Media
A satellite to save Australia? We should have one of those (The Conversation, 30 April 2013)
Space policy small step for Australia (ABC Science Australia, 12 April 2013)
Australia joins the space race (SBS World News Australia, 9 April 2013)
Australia enters space race (SBS World News Australia, 9 April 2013)
The need for an Australian space program (The Sydney Morning Herald, 9 April 2013)
The case for space (UNSW Uniken, 9 April 2013)
Buy, sell, lift-off: the global economy is going interplanetary (The Conversation, 5 April 2013)
UNSW launches Australia's first masters in space systems engineering (UNSW Newsroom, 4 April 2013)
Explainer: what is GPS? (The Conversation, 7 March 2013)
What might the 2013 White Paper say about space? (The Lowy Institute for International Policy, 8 October 2012)
Australia's Satellite Scarcity Leaves Us Vulnerable (ABC, 7 August 2012)
Nano-Satellite Offers Best Hope for Australia's Future in Space (Space Daily, 13 July 2012)
Prof. Andrew Dempster's Interview on GPS (ABC Adelaide, 11 July 2012)
Australia's place in the great space race (Radio Adelaide, 8 June 2012)
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5th International Conference on Spacecraft Formation Flying Missions and Technologies
Professor Andrew Dempster, the Director of ACSER has been invited to be on the conference committee of the The International Conference on Spacecraft Formation Flying Missions and Technologies (SFFMT) conference. The SFFMT follows a tradition of organisation by national and international space agencies. The conference focuses on technologies and systems for spacecraft formation-flying and on-orbit-servicing, and offers the opportunity to discuss ideas and share experiences with participants from all over the world. The conference is intended as a forum for global experts and will act as a showcase for the most recent achievements in the area of distributed space systems. Particular attention will be given to actual national and international space projects, in an attempt to outline the activities which are paving the way for the transition of these breakthrough technologies into operational missions.
For more information please visit the SFFMT Website.
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ACSER/SAGE Christmas Party 2012
12 December 2012
The ACSER Christmas Party for 2012 was held at the Clovelly Bowling Club, which is a stone throw away from the water with picturous views of Sydneys East coast beaches.
The ACSER team alongside the Staff and Students from the School of Surveying and Geospatial Engineering (SAGE) at UNSW had a fun filled afternoon with a BBQ and several entertaining games of lawn bowls. It was a great end to a productive first year for ACSER and SAGE.
The photo album from this event can be viewed from here.
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