• From Earth to the Moon

    Ayoush Lazikani     |      November 10, 2023

    In the distant wake of America’s moon landings over 50 years ago, India, Japan and other nations are now investing in missions to the Moon, but imagining travel to the Moon has been part of many cultures.

  • Space junk

    Chris Impey     |      October 26, 2023

    The tragedy of the commons observes that common access to a resource can quickly degrade it, and we are now littering low earth orbit in space just as we have polluted the Earth and its oceans.

  • Heaven on Earth

    Chaitanya Giri     |      October 15, 2023

    Meteorites could show us the perfect chemical models we need to end the natural resource crisis — but we don’t have to leave Earth to mine them.

  • There’s gold in them thar asteroids

    Alex Gilbert     |      October 2, 2023

    Private companies and governments are reaching for the stars in an effort to ease Earth-bound shortages and begin mining resources in space.

  • Shaping the future of space law

    Caylan Fazio     |      September 28, 2023

    While there are many paths forward to achieve the equitable use of outer space, most will agree that cooperation and collaboration is the key to long-lasting cooperation and peace.

  • India on the Moon

    Lilly Matson     |      September 18, 2023

    India’s Moon rover Chandrayaan-3 recently completed its 14-day mission at the the lunar south pole. Dr Laura McKemmish, an astrochemist from UNSW Sydney, explains the significance of the mission and what the future holds for lunar exploration.

  • India reaches the moon

    Malcolm Davis     |      August 26, 2023

    History was made this week when India made the first-ever landing on the moon’s south pole. It will be a long journey, but Chandrayaan-3 has made a bold step towards a golden age in space exploration for humanity.

  • Looking north into space

    Malcolm Davis     |      August 24, 2023

    A new report outlines Australia’s bright potential in the space industry, but it will take commitment from all stakeholders to turn aspirations into reality.

  • The great game of asteroids

    Steven Tingay     |      August 6, 2023

    Thousands of asteroids orbit our solar system, and our planet continues to have frequent but low-impact collisions with small asteroids, and rare but high-impact collisions with larger ones.

  • Keeping Australia safe in space

    Malcolm Davis     |      August 2, 2023

    Australia must be prepared to challenge traditional mindsets on the use of space and be willing to shift away from traditional approaches to the provision of space capabilities in a much more contested domain.

  • Man on the Moon

    Malcolm Davis     |      July 23, 2023

    When Neil Armstrong stepped onto on the moon 54 years ago, he and his fellow astronauts were taking humanity’s first giant leap towards becoming a spacefaring civilisation.

  • A blow for the Australian space sector

    Bec Shrimpton     |      July 1, 2023

    In a brutal blow to Australia’s space sector, future economy, industrial base and international reputation, the Australian government has axed the National Space Mission for Earth Observation (NSMEO), doubling down on the recent cancelling of both the Australian spaceports program and funding for space access, which aimed at getting Australian space tech into the global space economy.