Melbourne Space Program Annual ShowcaseCome join the Melbourne Space Program at Melbourne Connect to see the incredible work that has been done by the ACRUX-2 Satellite Mission, Humanoid Robot and Animatronics Project, as well as where they are headed in the future!
Melbourne Space Program is a student-led non-for-profit organisation aiming to develop future technology leaders. We select high-potential tertiary students across engineering, business and law, and provide them with challenging space and technology projects. These projects typically require complex problem-solving, the application of technical skills and the development of soft-skills as they operate in a professional, best-practice environment with support from academic mentors and industry professionals.
The ACRUX-2 Mission is the ACRUX Program’s second mission, building on the foundation established by the ACRUX-1 Mission, which in 2019 successfully launched the first Australian student satellite in 50 years. The goal of ACRUX-2 is to be the first Australian student team to take a photo of Earth from low Earth orbit. The team will accomplish this through the hands-on development of the ACRUX-2 satellite, a 3U CubeSat, and the ACRUX ground station, which is capable of sending and receiving UHF signals.
About Humanoid Robot
Our Humanoid Robot is at the forefront of pioneering a unique blend of customer service and advanced robotics. The project is centered around the development of an interactive drinks service robot, one that can engage customers in conversation while processing their orders. The project's underlying goal is to impart essential robotics skills to our students – skills that also hold significant relevance in space applications.
Launched in 2022, the Animatronics Project embodies a commitment to social impact, reaching out to students across a wide array of disciplines and skill levels. The core objective of this project is to fabricate animatronic robotic characters, designed with the purpose of enhancing play opportunities for children in hospitals. As we gear up for our pilot program, our first creation, an animatronic baby velociraptor, promises to bring joy to the lives of many children.