International Space Investment – Grant Recipients Announced
June 17, 2020 / Last Updated June 17, 2020
Exciting news for our industry with the announcement of 10 projects which are being funded by space grants awarded as part of the International Space Investment initiative, as announced today by the Hon. Karen Andrews MP, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology.
The 10 projects include:
- Melbourne University ($3,955,223) for its SpIRIT (Space Industry Responsive Intelligent Thermal) CubeSat mission, which involves the development of an innovative nano-satellite. SpIRIT will be the first Australian-made spacecraft to host a foreign space agency payload.
- Akin ($1,531,200) to develop an Artificial Intelligence (AI) space crew with personas working together to help astronauts with complex system tests.
- Silentium Defence Trading ($1,460,541) for its South Australian Multi-Sensor Space Observatory for Space Situational Awareness and Space Traffic Management.
- Human Aerospace ($844,236) to create a spacesuit that eases bone loss and other unhealthy side effects of microgravity during prolonged space missions.
- Skykraft ($878,193) for its design and qualification of micro-satellite constellation launch systems.
- Saber Astronautics Australia ($788,792) for OSSO: The Open Source Space Operations infrastructure.
- University of New South Wales ($691,500) for its Advanced Global Navigation Satellite System Receiver for CubeSats, Rockets and Remote Sensing.
- University of Canberra ($432,494) for its VertiSense-Mitigation of Sensorimotor Effects of Simulated Weightlessness, a project to counter sensorimotor disturbances experienced by astronauts after spaceflight.
- Stamen Engineering ($217,821) for its Decision Support System for Collision Avoidance of Space Objects.
- Raytracer ($200,000) for its Underwater Virtual Reality Training Simulations for Astronauts.
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