Japan’s space agency joins us to take near-space balloons up, up, and away
We're going sky-high with Japan’s space agency, JAXA, as they become one of our latest partners in space, launching high-altitude balloons in our unique Alice Springs facility.
CSIRO and NASA – a partnership as unlimited as space itself
A new agreement signed this week in Washington DC provides the framework for Australia – and CSIRO – to support NASA’s exploration of the Solar System.
Few Australians know the unique role the country plays in the global space network
Australia is positioned perfectly to look up into the centre of the galaxy — something you can’t do from many other parts of the world. That outstanding location and our world-class capability in space science underpins a phenomenal contribution to international space programs.
Tracing Cassini’s fiery death was like seeing a heart monitor flatline
At a NASA site nestled in a valley not far from Australia's capital city, a lucky few get a close view of the end of the spacecraft's 20 year odyssey.
Expect the unexpected from the big-data boom in radio astronomy
Technology is driving a revolution in the way radio astronomers study the universe, and it could lead to new discoveries.
Mission over: the final countdown to Cassini’s fatal plunge into Saturn
The last signals from Cassini space probe before it burns up in Saturn's atmosphere will tracked by the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex.
Space whisperers: the Aussies guiding Cassini’s suicide mission to Saturn
The grand finale of Nasa’s epic 20-year mission to the ringed planet will be overseen from a deep space centre near Canberra. A photo essay by Jonny Weeks, The Guardian.
Interronauts | Episode 11: Eggs to live birth — how pregnancy evolved, Alzheimer’s link with iron deposits, bonobos don’t overimitate, and Cassini’s grand finale
This fortnight Jesse and Sophie chat about breaking news from Yale on the evolution of pregnancy in marsupials and eutherians (ourselves), childhood learning in apes (bonobos' inability to copy silly stuff), a chat with Dr Olivier Salvado about iron deposits' relationship with Alzheimer's, and finally the living funeral of NASA's Cassini.
Love science? Join us in Canberra and be a part of history with Cassini’s end of mission celebration
Cassini's 20 year voyage is coming to a scheduled end on Saturn this September and we want you to come along and join us to celebrate!
First look inside NASA’s new command centre
An exclusive look at NASA’s brand new command centre near Canberra built to facilitate communications between Earth and the first people to walk on Mars.
Say hello to NASA’s latest spacecraft tracking antenna
NASA will be able to better support future robotic and human space missions with the completion and full operation of a new antenna dish at our Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex.