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ANSTO’s diverse capabilities and expertise in advanced materials, radiation effects on devices, dosimetry, impact of galactic cosmic radiation on human cells, characterisation of planetary materials and advanced manufacturing can support aerospace and space research. 

National Space Qualification Network

National Space Qualification Network

ANSTO is a founding member of the National Space Qualification Network and makes its facilities available for space radiation testing of electronics components, materials and technologies for the harsh environment of space. The Centre for Accelerator Science, GATRI, and Australian Synchrotron have specialist facilities for precision irradiation with protons, ions, gamma, and x-ray for these investigations.

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Space tech located at ANSTO

Ouranos Systems is a nuclear consulting company specialising in nuclear powered systems. Ouranos is working with ANSTO to develop the next generation of radiological heat sources for space applications and is applying for multiple Australian Space Agency grants to support future Moon to Mars missions.  It is also looking into compact nuclear reactor systems for superior power and longevity.


The search for dark matter

The search for dark matter

A kilometre under the ground in Stawell, in the Northern Grampians in Victoria, a team of Australian scientists have put the final touches on an underground lab that will help us understand the nature of our universe.

Stage 1 of the Stawell Underground Physics Laboratory was officially opened. It will be home to multi-disciplinary scientists from five research partners who are searching for evidence of dark matter.

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