Our economy, security, and society increasingly rely on access to space for vital data and services. However, Australia needs a skilled workforce to grow the local Space Industry and capitalise on global opportunities.
CubeSats are a new class of small satellites, which with Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are disrupting the international satellite market. These have great commercial value, and have very low costs, making space more accessible than ever before.
The Centre aims to train and create an Australian workforce in sustainable, advanced manufacturing, space and UAV industries of national importance.
We aim to fundamentally change the capabilities and applications of CubeSats, UAVs, and their instruments (plus those for larger satellites) for Earth observations, GPS, satellite communications, and space weather purposes; and progress these devices to create a major commercial value with wide applications across these and other areas.