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01 / 12 / 2020

The Australian Space Awards showcases the best and brightest in Australia’s space industry.  This year the University of Sydney has been named Academic Institution of the Year at the 2020 Australian Space Awards.   “The award recognises the achievements of space engineering teaching and research at the University of Sydney since 2001,” said event organiser, SpaceConnect.

28 / 08 / 2020

CUAVA Students win Innovation Challenge with their new generation satellite navigation system, CROSS.

11 / 08 / 2020

Vote now for the CROSS Star Tracker project in the Student Innovation Challenge. CROSS is a star tracker project led by CUAVA project students in the School of Aerospace, Mechanical, and Mechatronic Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology at the University of Sydney, in collaboration with the ARC Training Centre for CubeSats, UAVs & their Applications (CUAVA). The project is led by Joshua Critchley-Marrows, under the supervision of CUAVA CIs, Dr. Xiaofeng…

21 / 06 / 2020

Saber Astronautics is starting a new program to open source software to connect satellites to mission control centres.  Called the Open Source Space Operations project, or “OSSO”, the aim is to make it easier for new space companies to rapidly deploy their missions.  

19 / 06 / 2020

Saber Astronautics, partners in the ARC Training Centre CUAVA, have been awarded a $6 Million grant by the Department of Industry, Science, Innovation, and Resources in conjunction with the Australian Space Agency for the development of Australia’s Mission Control Centre. This project received grant funding from the Australian Government’s Space Infrastructure Fund.

24 / 04 / 2020

GIS dashboard linking COVID-19 reports with socio-economic disadvantage across NSW developed by CUAVA researchers

31 / 03 / 2020

CUAVA PhD student, Alex Jones, reports on her fieldwork in Jervis Bay studying whale migration.

14 / 02 / 2020

After a rigorous judging process, 128 finalists have been named across 22 categories for this year’s Australian Space Awards.

31 / 01 / 2020
Reported by CUAVA PhD Student, Mr. Naif Alsalem. On January 28th CUAVA hosted a talk by Sachidananda R. Babu, Technology Program Manager at NASA Earth Science Technology Office.  Mr. Babu engaged in scientific discussions led by Prof. Iver Cairns along with CUAVA researchers and Partners which centered on CUAVA’s current projects in the field of CubeSats, NIR compact imagers and Space & UAV-based instruments. Mr Babu highlighted some of the cutting-edge Earth Observation technology developed...
16 / 09 / 2019

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28 / 07 / 2019
ARC Training Centre CUAVA will have ground station and mission control of its first satellite supported by partner Saber Astronautics. Professor Iver Cairns, Director of CUAVA at the University of Sydney, has announced that Saber Astronautics has been awarded the satellite operations contract which will provide essential flight software, satellite integration and mission control support for the inaugural flight of a CUAVA satellite. Saber Astronautics will provide three months of continual spacecraft operations of CUAVA-1...
03 / 07 / 2019
Professor Iver Cairns has been selected by NASA for two satellite missions to study our Sun and its effects on space weather. Iver Cairns, Professor in Space Physics and Director of the ARC Training Centre CUAVA at the University of Sydney, is the only international co-investigator to be selected for both critical missions.  These missions will do fundamental, world-leading science on the causes of space weather, which impacts our daily lives. Space weather The Sun...