19 Oct 2021

$500k funding for five projects under UK-Australia Space Bridge

The first investments under the UK-Australia Space Bridge have been awarded to projects in the areas of Earth Observation, Agriculture, Space Communications, and Quantum Technologies for Space.

Five collaborative research projects funded under the UK-Australia Space Bridge framework have been announced today by SmartSat CRC the Satellite Applications Catapult with the support of the UK Science and Innovation Network, Austrade and the Australian Space Agency.

The five projects will explore and advance satellite technologies for a range of uses including: Antarctic Sea ice detection; plant breeding programs and agricultural yield forecasting; preventing cyber-attacks on future financial encryption services; improving stability of next generation satellite communication links under changing weather conditions; and establishing commercial opportunities for Earth Observation calibration and validation facilities for upcoming missions of each country.

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