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NSW Government & Cicada Innovations Launch National Space Industry Hub in Tech Central
Cicada Innovations CEO Sally-Ann Williams & Minister for Skills and Training, Science, Innovation, and Technology, Alister Henskens. (Credit: Cicada Innovations)

SYDNEY, Feb. 14, 2022 (Cicada Innovations PR) — Australia’s pioneer deep tech incubator Cicada Innovations, supported by the NSW Government, is officially launching the National Space Industry Hub (“the Hub”) at its headquarters in Tech Central this week, to help build a vibrant and globally competitive space industry in Australia.

The Hub will support world-class research, innovation, collaboration, and commercialisation in the sector, and act as a home and base camp for emerging space tech ventures.

It will be delivered by Cicada Innovations due to the incubator’s 20-year track record of developing deep tech ventures. It will offer tailored support, physical laboratory and workspace with state-of-the-art facilities, resources, mentoring, coaching, and commercialisation training programs for space entrepreneurs, emerging space ventures, and researchers across Australia.


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  • February 15, 2022
Space BD Strengthening Relationship with the Australian Space Industry to Promote the Space Business in Australia

Two Australian academic satellites successfully launched on August 29

TOKYO — Space BD, a leading Japanese space startup, announces the launch of two Australian satellites through Space BD’s small satellite deployment service on August 29, 2021 at 3:14 a.m. (EDT). Space BD has been appointed by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) as the private partner for the small satellite deployment service from the International Space Station (ISS) Japanese Experiment Module Kibo since 2018. And it has led to the commercialization of Japanese space assets as a private sector.

This was the first satellite launch for the State of Western Australia, the first satellite launch for of the Australian Research Council Training Centre for CubeSats, Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles and their Applications (CUAVA), and the first overseas satellite launch for Space BD.


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  • August 31, 2021
Space Weather Discovery Puts ‘Habitable Planets’ at Risk
Artist’s impression of flare from our neighbouring star Proxima Centauri ejecting material onto a nearby planet. (Credit: Mark Myers/OzGrav)

Stellar flares with a chance of radio bursts: the weather from Proxima Centauri

SYDNEY (University of Sydney PR) — A discovery that links stellar flares with radio-burst signatures will make it easier for astronomers to detect space weather around nearby stars outside the Solar System. Unfortunately, the first weather reports from our nearest neighbour, Proxima Centauri, are not promising for finding life as we know it.


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  • December 7, 2020
Kepler’s Final Exoplanet Discovery Revealed

Artist’s impression of Kepler 1568-b and its host star. (Credit: Gabriel Perez Diaz Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias)

SYDNEY, Australia (University of Sydney PR) — Just months after its mission ended and a decade after its launch, glimmers of data detected by NASA’s Kepler space telescope in 2009 have been confirmed as evidence for a large, hot-Jupiter-like planet orbiting a star 2600 light years from Earth.

That 10-year mission to find distant planets around distant stars has shown that the universe is literally teeming with planets. There are more than 2300 confirmed exoplanets, ranging from huge gas giants to rocky worlds, perhaps not dissimilar to Earth.


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  • March 5, 2019