Space technology news stories
New Zealand and NASA partner up, allowing Aotearoa to grow space industry, minister says
New Zealand and NASA have partnered up under the multi-lateral Artemis Accords, in an effort to enhance space exploration efforts.
Govt funds research into solar tsunamis, decolonising algorithms and more
With $187 million in grants going to research across Aotearoa New Zealand, we look at a few of the tech-related projects that have been given funding.
Internet of Things
Myriota cements North America presence through exactEarth deal
Australian-based nanosatellite IoT connectivity firm Myriota has gained a stronger foothold in North America and Canada after signing a deal with satellite-AIS data services provider exactEarth.
Thales and RMIT create new standard for space communication
The joint research project will help to ensure interoperability of high accuracy satellite-based positioning services.
Aussie researchers to help NASA advance astronaut health
“The research supports ambitions for further and longer journeys into space and will help astronauts to monitor and mitigate the physiological effects of longer exposure to space environments."
Boeing backs Virgin Galactic's missions to space
Boeing is throwing its weight – and its wallet – behind Sir Richard Branson’s spaceflight company Virgin Galactic.
HPE's Aitken supercomputer shoots for the moon
HPE has ambitious plans to shoot for the moon – or at least to build a supercomputer that can support missions to that distant globe that lights up the night sky.
NZ Space Agency to track satellites launched from NZ
The tracking tool will have huge benefits for future commercial space activity – and for avoiding space debris.
High Performance Computing
Supermicro high-performance systems support exploration to distant galaxies
“Empowering scientists with the latest in advanced computing and data analytics solutions is a key component of Supermicro’s mission."
US 'Space Fence' tracked satellite breakup debris in real time
While this was all a test run and the Space Fence is not currently operational, it does show that its surveillance is able to observe these events unfolding at different altitudes in real time.