We think about how to get into space, how to live when we get there and what that means for us back on Earth.
We have developed a new thruster that does not use plasma, but just hot naphthalene as the propellant.
We call it Bogong, and it will launch into space in mid-2022.
Earth to Moon to Mars (EM2)
There are many serious problems with living on the moon or another planet. We are building a dome that mimics the conditions on the moon to test new technologies and ideas.
Electrothermal plasma thruster
We have developed a new type of thruster that is designed to be used on micro-satellites such as CubeSats and can use a variety of propellants.
Lunar habitat simulation
There is a lot of talk about setting up colonies on the Moon and heading to Mars. To avoid accidents and incidents, we are setting up a new testing facility for moon habitation here on Earth.
Climate change is driven by increasing amounts of atmospheric carbon dioxide. How can we remove it from the atmosphere, and how can this be adapted to living in space?
Solar panels & batteries
Space is no easy place to live, and generating energy is not as simple as popping a solar panel on the roof. How can we generate energy efficiently, and how can we use that back on Earth?
The Sabatier reaction produces water (hydrogen and oxygen) and methane through a reaction of hydrogen with carbon dioxide. It’s vital for life support systems in space.