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ARC Training Centre for CubeSats, UAVs & Their Applications

18 / 06 / 2019
CUAVA was officially opened on June 17th, 2019, by Senator for New South Wales, the Honorable Arthur Sinodinos AO. “This new training centre puts Australia on the world map for advanced manufacturing in the space industries,” Senator Sinodinos said. “The international collaboration between leading universities, government and industry will fundamentally change the capabilities and applications of CubeSats, making the international satellite market more accessible and economical than ever before.” Director of CUAVA, Iver Cairns said:...
03 / 05 / 2019
Introducing Dr Xueliang Bai, the new CUAVA Training Centre Engineer. Xueliang comes to us with experience in aerospace engineering and electronics, and has designed and successfully launched a 3U CubeSat in 2019. He is a graduate of the University of Sydney with a PhD in Aerospace Engineering, and involvement in the i-INSPIRE project. Xueliang has worked previously for the Centre for Quantum Technology at the National University of Singapore as the electronics and system engineer...
06 / 03 / 2019
CUAVA was honoured to host a visit and talk by Space BD Inc. this week. Sydney University's Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, Professor Duncan Ivison, welcomed this important international collaboration. It will not only support the CUAVA mission by launching our cubesats for deployment from the International Space Station, but also further the endeavours of the Australian Space Industry. CEO and Co-Founder of Space BD Inc., Mr Masatoshi Nagasaki, spoke of how his start-up company has experienced...
28 / 02 / 2019
CUAVA has partnered with Japanese space start-up and launch company, Space BD. In an important step for CUAVA, a new partnership with Space BD Inc. will provide satellite deployment services from the International Space Station for two CUAVA satellites that are under development. ‘CUAVA-1’ is the first satellite being developed by CUAVA, with the purpose to certify advanced communication, remote sensing, GPS, and space environment instruments and provide their data to users on Earth. “We...
12 / 12 / 2018
Advances in accurate biomass estimation using hyperspectral remote sensing CUAVA Scientists are now at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall meeting. This provides excellent opportunities to learn about scientific developments in space, remote sensing and environmental research, education and industry. This year CUAVA is strongly represented at the AGU with Iver Cairns, Charles (Chip) Bachmann, Eleanor Bruce and Brad Evans in attendance. Brad and Chip have been collaborating on hyper-spectral sensor requirements, student projects and...
15 / 11 / 2018
Today we received our first COTS parts for CUAVA-1, the code name for our first Centre CubeSat, which will be flying next year.  Our design team are hard at work developing some innovative instruments for the payload.  CUAVA is buzzing with excitement.
13 / 11 / 2018
CUAVA hosted a media training workshop with Peter Spinks, a science journalist from The Age. We learned how the media works, tips on good science writing, how to master the media release, and how to do television interviews.  It was a lively four days, with lots of entertaining digressions and a wealth of valuable skills learned.
31 / 10 / 2018
Alex Jones, a CUAVA PhD student, has spent five weeks doing field work in Jervis Bay. She has been assessing the significance of this area to the east Australian humpback whale population, specifically for females with calves, during their southern migration. Alex's research aims to investigate the habitat usage patterns of humpback whales in the Jervis Bay area, which has significant recreational and naval activity. For five weeks over September and October, dedicated land-based theodolite...
21 / 09 / 2018
Congratulations to Julian Guinane on winning a student prize for his presentation at the 2018 Australian Space Research Conference.  Julian is co-supervised by CUAVA Chief Investigators Iver Cairns and Xiaofeng Wu. Follow us on Twitter @arc_cuava
10 / 08 / 2018

In August we were privileged to welcome our newly-formed Advisory Board to their inaugural meeting. Everyone was very positive about our achievements thus far, and our plans for the future.  It is an exciting time in an emerging Australian Space Industry! Our Advisory Board members are: