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Space Momentum Grows As Aussie Start-Ups Team Up

Australian space start-ups Space Machines and HEO Robotics are teaming to launch a number of cameras into space to help government and commercial satellites operate better.

Sydney-based HEO Robotics says it can monitor satellites through space situational awareness and on-orbit inspection services, using cameras aboard start-up Space Machines Company’s orbital transport vehicle Optimus-1.

It’s hoped that this vehicle will be launched into orbit aboard Gilmour Space Technologies’ rocket in March next year. The rocket will hopefully be carrying HEO Robotics’ cameras, which will be used for on-orbit inspections of satellites.

The latest announcement is said to mean that clients, including the Government, can get better information on spacecraft in orbit, at a quicker pace, within an hour.