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Talga joins AROSE to develop remote operations in space

Talga joins AROSE to develop remote operations in space

Talga is the latest company to join the AROSE group, a Western Australian-based consortium developing remote and robotic operations for use in space.

Talga is a Swedish company that provides manufacturing of advanced materials as well as sustainable batteries.

The Australian Remote Operations in Space and on Earth (AROSE) consortium is one of Western Australia’s largest space programs, bringing together companies from the space and mining industries to cooperate on the development of remote operations.

AROSE is expected to play a significant part in supporting Australia’s role in NASA’s Moon to Mars program.


A recent study conducted by AROSE in conjunction with the Australian Space Agency found that Australia’s remote technology sector would be well suited to designing a rover for NASA’s program.

The managing director of Talga, Mark Thompson, said that the values of the company aligned well with AROSE’s vision for research and development.

“We are looking forward to collaborating with AROSE members and helping to transfer our knowledge and expertise of graphite-based products to in-space applications,” he said.

This will be one of the first forays into the space industry for Talga, with Thompson saying it will be an exciting extension for the company’s advanced materials research and development program.


“Talga’s in-house expertise and facilities allow us to customise materials to suit highly specialised end-use applications,” he said.

“Membership of AROSE will open up opportunities for us to participate in exciting new projects at the forefront of research and materials science with our industry peers.”

The partnership will allow Talga to focus on the development of materials to be used in a range of applications such as energy storage, coatings, plastics, composites and building materials.

Their work on developing sustainable lithium-ion battery anodes and graphite-based materials and anodes will also be critical to the research and work being undertaken by AROSE. 

One of the most important features of Talga’s current flagship product, a graphite anode, is its ability to operate in extremely low temperatures while maintaining its full high-capacity performance.

This capability translates directly into space applications, where components and materials are subject to extreme temperatures and need to operate at peak performance.

AROSE chairman David Flanagan said that Talga was keen to work with the other members of AROSE, which are all industry leaders in their fields.

“It is an exciting time for Australia’s space industry with many opportunities for local companies to expand their service offering, develop workforce skills and become a valued part of the international space supply chain.”

Liam McAneny

Liam McAneny

Liam McAneny is a journalist who has written and edited for his University International Relations journal. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (International Relations) and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Wollongong in 2021. He joined Momentum Media in 2022 and currently writes for SpaceConnect and Australian Aviation. Liam has a keen interest in geopolitics and international relations as well as astronomy.

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