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A network of international amateur radio enthusiasts has come to the aid of the UNSW-EC0 and INSPIRE-2 QB50 CubeSat teams.
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.
We are pleased to announce that ACSER has successfully been awarded two grants with the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering Priming Grants scheme:
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.
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.
Dr Elias Aboutanios was successful in securing EUR 300K for a project on High Altitude Balloon-Borne Radar.
ACSER, in conjunction with the UNSW SNAP Lab (Satellite Navigation and Positioning), ran the hugely successful IGNSS2016 conference last December.
(Originally posted on 8 November to UNSW Mechanical Engineering News)