SpIRIT delivered for launch
All tests are nominal and SpIRIT is ready for launch! SpIRIT, the first Australian Space Agency funded satellite, has been fully tested and has left Melbourne for the Netherlands on the first step in its journey to space. In the Netherlands, SpIRIT was inserted into its dispenser pod and is ready for the next hop to California where it will …10 October, 2023
SpIRIT booked for launch in early 2023!!
Render image of the SpIRIT nanosatellite in orbit with solar arrays and radiators deployed. Image: Melbourne Space Laboratory The SpIRIT spacecraft, the first selected for funding by the Australia Space Agency, has been booked with launch service provider ISISPACE to blast off on the Falcon 9 Transporter 8 rocket in April 2023. The spacecraft is being designed and built by a consortium …22 July, 2022
SpIRIT’s first call for interns.
A first opportunity for paid student internships (during the summer 2021) is available through the School of Physics (deadline for applications: 5th November 2020; limited to currently enrolled University of Melbourne students). This internship will give the opportunity to join the SpIRIT mission team, led out of the School of Physics at UoM, and to gain direct experience on design and …1 October, 2020
SpIRIT is funded!!
The SpIRIT (Space Industry – Responsive – Intelligent – Thermal Nanosatellite) mission aims to grow Australian space industry capabilities through the development of an innovative nanosatellite. What Is SpIRIT? To be launched into space by 2022, SpIRIT will break new ground in high-performance autonomous operations, communications, propulsion and thermal management, and be the first Australian-made spacecraft to host a foreign space agency …11 September, 2020