The Promise of Nanosatellites: Getting the University of Melbourne's fast response telescope into space

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B117 Theatre
Melbourne School of Design

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21st century technology allows a lot of sophisticated instrumentation to be packed into a small satellite that makes space accessible on a modest budget. The SkyHopper project aims at launching Australia’s first space telescope to explore the distant and variable universe by looking at the infrared light that accompanies Gamma Ray Bursts, and hunt for potentially habitable exoplanets orbiting low mass stars.

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  • Dr Michele Trenti
    Dr Michele Trenti, University of Melbourne