Australian Centre for Space Engineering and Research

Regrowth in Murrindindi after the Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, when the Country Fire Authority was helped by pictures from a Chinese satellite.UNSW has launched the Australian Centre for Space Engineering and Research (ACSER), using $4.7 million from Australia's space research program to investigate ways of flying satellites in formation to create super-accurate models of the Earth's surface. Australian researchers, in collaboration with some of the best minds around the world, will develop new satellite technologies that will greatly enhance earth observation and navigation services.

Ultimately, these are key elements that promise to rebuild Australia's space capability, and could enable Australia to build its own earth observation satellite in the future, provided the will and the funding support is there.

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