Last week Professor Christine Charles hosted the first Australian-Japanese workshop on making micro-satellites with the view to exploring Pocket Rocket activities, as well as CubeSat and Ground Station tracking facilities. This was a pilot workshop. One of the primary aims is to develop ANU as a training ground for micro-satellites with school and university students.
The cullmination of the workshop was the successful launch of several CanSats from the top of the 14UD accelerator tower.
Congratulations to Associate Professor Vanessa Robins, co-editor of a new book, Research In Computational Topology 2, part of the Association for Women in Mathematics series.
The book comprises 12 peer-reviewed papers that came out of a computational topology workshop in 2019, spanning neuron connections...
At 2 am on the 2nd of January, technology developed at the Research School of Physics lifted off aboard a Spacex rocket and was placed in orbit.
The Bogong naphthalene-based thruster has been installed in a nanosatellite, or cubesat, about the size of a loaf of bread.
The cubesat is one of a network...
The chemical in moth balls, naphthalene, will be tested in space in a new satellite rocket propulsion system, Bogong, developed at The Australian National University (ANU).
Scientists have designed the innovative thruster, with a familiar odour, in only six months from design to delivery. Primary testing...
This episode of Megavolts finds the accelerator warming up after maintenance. Dr Ed Simpson takes us through how exactly you turn on a 15 megavolt machine and get ready for new experiments without causing any megasparks.
For more info on the accelerator visit http://physics.anu.edu.au/tour.