The Australian Space Program: Part 1

Australian space, Australia from space, Earth
We have a space program. After decades of lobbying both for and against, the Australian government announced their intentions to restructure the disparate government departments involved with coordinating a national space policy into one entity. This left many people excited about the possibilities, but the question remains: what does this mean for Australian space?...

May 2018 Monthly Update

Prototype CubeSat ADC consisting of three levels of PCBS with metal wheels inbetween for the ADCs
This has been an eventful month for BLUEsat UNSW, with our previous President and Secretary, Helena Kertesz and Harry J.E Day,  stepping down from their executive positions at BLUEsat. The EGM welcomed Raghav Hariharan as the new President, Anita Smirnov as the new Secretary and Bohan Deng as the new Arc Delegate. Rover From the Rover...

Australia’s New Space Industry

"Oh, do you want to go join NASA?" has become a tiresome question that people ask whenever I and other students mention our interest in joining the space industry. For most people, NASA simply is the only group that they know are working on space engineering and science. It seems inconceivable that Australia of...

April 2018 Monthly Update

ADCS PCBs
It's been another busy month at BLUEsat UNSW. This month's major achievements include our breakthrough with the steering module of the NUMBAT rover, the creation of a successful SDR radio player in the groundstation team and progress on a new magnetorquer project in the ADCS team! Rover From the Rover CTO It's been a fantastic Month for the...

March 2018 Monthly Update

It's been another busy month at BLUEsat UNSW. This month's major achievements include our GreenSat team's success at the EngSoc pitch fair, and completion of the NUMBAT Mars Rover's core mechanical construction.Rover From the Rover CTO BLUEsat UNSW has now enrolled in the European Rover Challenge (ERC), commencing in September of this year. The whole team...

Catching Up with GreenSat

Ben Koschnick accepting the prize for "Most Inovative" on stage at the UNSW Engineering Society Pitch Fair.
Recently, GreenSat was offered the opportunity to pitch our project at the project and pitch fair 2018, where we won Most Innovative pitch. This is just one of the many events that have happened at GreenSat in the last 12 months. This week, we will go through everything that has happened including the IAC,...