Saturday, 27 December 2003

Australian Space Programme

I´ve written in past posts about the Chinese space programme, and even the Nigerian one. But I´d missed this little article from the Sydney Morning Herald.
Nine private and public stakeholders have joined the Australian Space Network and others will be recruited next year.

The network founders set three initial goals:
  • A Fedsat 2 satellite operating by 2005;
  • Australian instruments on Mars by 2010; and
  • Australian-produced microsatellites orbiting Mars by 2015.

The network's aim is to bring the country's space professionals and companies together to compete for high-technology projects sponsored by the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the European Space Agency.
I´m still Googling to find where to sign up.

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