Research Pilot Program Funding 23/24 Outcomes

The NSW Space Research Network issued a call for Research Pilot Program and Seed Project Program applications closing in December 2023. A total of 21 Research Pilot Program applications were received, with total funds requested at $3,093,644.

We continue to be impressed by the strength of the proposals submitted, and it should be noted that this round was the strongest yet received by the SRN, as measured by reviewer response. After a rigorous and challenging selection process, we are pleased to announce the recipients of our Research Pilot Program.

Awarded Research Pilot Projects

Lead University  Partner/s Project Name Funds  Awarded 
MQU UNSW, UTS, WSU, Interplanetary Exploration Institute (Aus) , SpaceBD (Japan) Flight Testing for a Future Lunar Payload $120,000 
UNSW UTS, Purdue University (US) Study of Signals from LEO Constellations for Signals of Opportunity Applications $120,000 
UNSW UOW Advancing Australian Space Qualification via the Stratosphere $120,000 
USYD UNSW, Location Smart (Aus) Mitigating the micro-vibration of high pointing accuracy satellite devices by multiscale shear damaging $120,000 
ANU USYD Towards Moon to Mars Flight Demonstration – Trajectory Synthesis, CubeSat design and Navigation Payload Validation $120,000 
 TOTAL    $600,000