International Space University prepares for Adelaide conference

Stephen Kuper

The International Space University (ISU) has called all space industry professionals, alumni and academia to the inaugural ISU Adelaide Conference, 31 January-2 February 2020.

International Space University prepares for Adelaide conference
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The conference is timed to coincide with the annual Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program conducted jointly by ISU and the University of South Australia since 2011.

With the theme of 'Small Satellite Technologies and Earth Observation Applications: Solutions and Possibilities', the conference will bring together leading domestic and international actors in small satellite technologies, including speakers from the Australian Space Agency, NASA, SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre and CSIRO to discuss Australia's unique, emerging space capabilities.

The role of satellite technology in improving life for billions of people on Earth is increasingly visible across fields and industries including agriculture, defence, weather forecasting, mining and ocean monitoring.

Nowhere has this been more evident than in Australia this summer where satellites have played an important role in assisting the response of emergency services to catastrophic bushfires across the country’s south and south-east, as well as monitoring the fire damage. Discussion of the role of satellites in bushfire emergencies will be part of the conference agenda.

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Some of the other highlights of ISU’s inaugural Adelaide Conference include:

  • SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre workshop;
  • Comprehensive tour of Lot Fourteen – Australia’s innovation neighbourhood and home of the Australian Space Agency;
  • Australian Space Agency tour and briefing;
  • Industry tours: CubeSat manufacturer, propulsion system development facilities, defence applications and IoT solutions; 
  • How small satellites benefit from accessing space from Australia: An exclusive discussion with a leading launch provider; and
    Drinks and networking with industry and space agencies.

It is a not-to-be-missed weekend of engagement to.discover the latest developments in small satellite technologies with the foremost experts in small satellite projects from Australia and around the globe.

A weekend pass to the inaugural ISU Adelaide Conference is $150 (which includes a gala dinner on Friday, 31 January) and is available to purchase here

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