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Mars Robot Challenge Expedition Now Underway

The Mars Robot Challenge Expedition is now underway, with the expedition entourage arriving at Arkaroola resort on Saturday, 5th July.  Follow its progress on the Expedition Homepage and by reading the Expedition Diary.  The Arkaroola Mars Robot Challenge Expedition is the latest of a series of expeditions run by Mars Society Australia (MSA) since its inception in 2001. Expeditioners will test a range of field robotics at Arkaroola with the goal of developing concepts for planetary operations, especially Mars.  Participants include Murdoch University (WA), University of New South Wales, Mars Society India, and MSA.  The Mars Society Australia would...

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14th Australian Space Research Conference

The 14th Australian Space Research Conference (ASRC, formerly the Australian Space conference or ASSC), will be held in Adelaide at the University of South Australia at the City-West campus. This will be the eighth ASRC jointly sponsored and organised by the National Committee for Space and Radio Science (NCSRS) and the National Space Society of Australia (NSSA), with the support of the Australian Space Research Institute (ASRI) and the Mars Society of Australia AMEC.

It is the first conference called ASRC, reflecting a change in emphasis to Space Research as a whole rather than Space Science in particular.

The ASRC is intended to be the primary annual meeting for Australian research relating to space research, operations, and policy...

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Adelaide Public Lecture - Overview of ISDC 2014

The Mars Society of Australia SA branch would like to invite you to this upcoming event - 'Overview of the International Space Development Conference 2014 – A Space Renaissance' by Mr Peter Nikoloff.  ISDC 2014 is one of the major conferences the National Space Society run each year and draws a large number of high profile and respected presenters from both NASA, Industry and Associations. I recently attended the conference that was held in Los Angeles which covered a wide range of topics over five days. An overview of the conference will be provided with a focus on Mars related topics. The presentation will be held on Sunday 1st June 2014 at 6 pm at Nova Systems, 27-31 London Road, Mile End South, SA  5031.

Speaker Bio: Pete Nikoloff is an Executive Director, co-founder of Nova and Senior Weapons System Engineer. He obtained an Aeronautical Engineer degree from RMIT in 1986 and has over 25 years experience supporting and...

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Arkaroola Mars Robot Challenge Spaceward Bound Expedition

The Arkaroola Mars Robot Challenge Expedition is the latest of a series of expeditions run by Mars Society Australia (MSA) since its inception in 2001. Destinations of previous expeditions have included the Pilbara, Woomera, and the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah, as well as Arkaroola

The aims of the Arkaroola Mars Robot Challenge are:

1.    Test a range of field robotics at Arkaroola with the goal of developing concepts for planetary operations, especially Mars.  Participants include Murdoch University (WA), confirmed), University of New South Wales, Mars Society India, and MSA.

2.    Test control of remote robotic and human field operations at Arkaroola from centralised mission control run by Saber Astronautics from a control room in Sydney

3.    Explore astrobiological features of the Arkaroola region.  These include Proterozoic...

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Free Public Lecture in Adelaide this Sunday

"SPACE LAW AND THE HUMAN SETTLEMENT OF MOON AND MARS"

The Mars Society Australia's South Australian branch is pleased to present a free public lecture by Dr RIcky Lee, Special Counsel, Scweizer Kobras (Sydney). 

 

WHEN:  Sunday 4th May 2014 at 6 pm

 

PRESENTATION ABSTRACT:

The history of space exploration and commercialisation has so often repeated the process of developing strategies and plans that do not address legal issues and then finding that such legal issues may become disabling obstacles. With the development of strategies to establish colonies on the Moon and Mars, legal issues must be addressed from the beginning. This is particularly the case because one of the foundations of modern society is the rule of law and this must remain the same for our extraterrestrial colonies.This paper seeks to consider the activities needed for various stages of colonisation and review the existing...

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