Engineering / Science
Discover SPACE at Melbourne…one giant leap for Australia!
Please join this panel of experts as they explore Australia’s space technology in celebration of National Science Week!
Australia’s space technology is a rapidly growing field. Working with international partners and space agencies, Australian innovation is leading a new generation of exploration. Our future in space technology is looking bright and right across the University and broader Space industries with significant and groundbreaking scientific and engineering advancements being made.
The Space Industry Responsive Intelligent Thermal (SpIRIT) Satellite Mission is set to officially launch in early 2023. Run by the Melbourne Space Laboratory at the University of Melbourne, the project is the first space mission funded by the Australian Space Agency under the Investment Expand Capability Program.
This panel will discuss and celebrate the research behind the Melbourne-led SpIRIT satellite and other research exploring space through innovation, technology, and design.
Please note that this panel discussion will be delivered both in-person and online. Please select your preferred ticket type when registering.
- Professor Michele Trenti (Host), School of Physics, University of Melbourne
- Dr Graham Phillips (Moderator), Scientist and Science Communicator, University of Melbourne
- Dr Airlie Chapman, Lead Researcher SPIRIT Satellite Program, University of Melbourne
- Harrison Dean, President of ARES (Society) and Management of ARES Rocketry Team
Reception and Networking
Following the panel discussion please join us for some light refreshments, and meet the panel and other special guests, while viewing some wonderful models on display about the sPIRIT Satellite program.