News: space

Pills prepare for life outside ISS

Pills being loaded into a MISSE carrier on board the ISS. Photo NASA

Pills sent into space by the University of Adelaide are being prepared to be installed outside the International Space Station (ISS).

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Inaugural Rover Challenge proves a winner

Rover Challenge

Rover teams competed in four challenges at the inaugural Australian Rover Challenge (ARC) on North Terrace campus on 27 and 28 March.

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Students’ lunar rovers go head-to-head

NASA Rover

This weekend teams of students from around the country will compete in the inaugural Australian Rover Challenge held at the University of Adelaide. Students will put their lunar rovers which they have designed and built themselves, to the test in a series of missions performed on a recreation of the surface of the Moon.

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Pills face harshest space test yet

MISSE Platform  on International Space Station

A batch of pills will be on its way into space where they will be placed on the outside of the International Space Station (ISS) to test how they withstand the full effects of zero gravity, extreme temperatures and some of the highest levels of radiation found beyond the Earth’s atmosphere.

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Scientists part of resource mission to the Moon

Moon

University of Adelaide researchers are part of a consortium which is sending nanosatellites and exploration sensors to the Moon to search for abundant, accessible water and resources.

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Space research centre renamed after Australian astronaut

Andy Thomas

The Andy Thomas Centre for Space Resources is the new title for the University of Adelaide centre spearheading how to optimise the sustainable use of off-Earth resources.

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Testing time for pills in space

Tablets on the ISS. Photo NASA

Pills are being sent into space to test how they cope with the rigours of one of the harshest environments known.

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Design facility pushes innovation boundaries

Students at the Collaberative Design Facility launch

A new design facility, located at the University of Adelaide, will offer organisations and individuals a space in which to push the boundaries of technical, industrial and business innovation.

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Glimpse into the future with space makers

astronaut

Join the leaders of the University of Adelaide’s internationally recognised Centre for Sustainable Planetary and Space Resources for an awe-inspiring glimpse into a future that’s literally out of this world.

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World leading experts to spearhead $20m of vital space sector R&D investment by SmartSat CRC

Associate Professor Tat-Jun Chin

In a $20m investment, nine Professorial Chairs have been established by SmartSat and its partner universities in artificial intelligence, optical communications and cybersecurity for development of next generation space technologies to stimulate Australia’s economic growth in space.

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