The SpIRIT mission is a partnership between The University of Melbourne, Sitael Australia, Inovor Technologies, Neumann Space and Nova Systems, receiving grant funding from the Australian Space Agency’s International Space Investment: Expand Capability grant opportunity.

SpIRIT is also supported by the Italian Space Agency, and in an advisory role by the United Kingdom Space Agency.

The SpIRIT consortium is led by the Principal Investigator A/Prof. Michele Trenti (School of Physics), and the Deputy PI Dr. Airlie Chapman (Department of Mechanical Engineering).


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Australian Space Agency

Space technology and services benefit all Australians, and underpins a lot of the daily conveniences Australians have come to expect. Securing the future of Australia’s space sector is at the core of the mandate of the Australian Space Agency.

Italian Space Agency

The Italian Space Agency is a national public body supervised by the Ministry of Education, University and Research. Thanks to its efforts, the Italian scientific community has obtained unprecedented successes in the field of astrophysics and cosmology in the last decades, particularly in understanding the phenomenon of gamma-ray bursts.

The Italian Space Agency is leading the HERMES-TP/SP project, and agreements are in preparation between the University of Melbourne, the Italian Space Agency and the HERMES-TP/SP consortium to regulate intellectual property and data sharing.

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