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SpIRIT satellite mission launched

The University of Melbourne and the Italian Space Agency have successfully launched the SpIRIT nanosatellite mission, supported by the Australian Space Agency. The Space Industry Responsive Intelligent Thermal nanosatellite (SpIRIT) was placed into orbit by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket…

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HyImpulse to launch from Koonibba in 2024

German company HyImpulse Technologies plans to launch its SR75 hybrid propulsion sounding rocket from Southern Launch’s Koonibba Test Range in the first quarter of 2024, subject to regulatory approval. The sub-orbital mission will be launched from, and touch down in,…

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Southern Launch wins commercial space launch approval

Southern Launch and the Koonibba Community Aboriginal Corporation will begin work on Australia’s first permanent commercial sub-orbital space launch facility after planning consent was granted for the Koonibba Test Range in country South Australia. “The development of permanent, world-class facilities…

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