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Australian space technology facility renewal

Last Updated: August 21, 2014

A member institution of the Kibo-ABC initiative launched satellite instrumentation building facilities. On July 15, 2014, the Minister for Industry of Australia officially opened the Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre (AITC) of the Australian National University (ANU) at Mount Stromlo in Canberra. It is a world-class facility for the design, manufacture, assembly and test of precision instrumentation, including satellites and other space hardware. The facility include a Class 10,000 clean room and a 3m diameter by 4m long thermal vacuum chamber that can simulate the vacuum conditions of space and heat or cool a test article over a temperature range of -170°C to +150°C, to provide a realistic test bed for its performance. The facility will function as the base for collaborations with space science and technology institutions across the Asia-Pacific region and rest of the world.

Virtual tour to AITC (AITC website)

The launch of the facility (credit: ANU)

Aerial photo of the AITC to the left (credit: ANU)

Collaborators Logo Display in the entrance of AITC (Credit: ANU)

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