The German Aerospace Nave (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft-und Raumfahrt, DLR) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Australia’s University of Sydney to join forces on aerospace-related research and teaching activities.
The University of Sydney’s School of Aerospace, Lifeless and Mechatronic Engineering will conduct activities under the new agreement.
DLR last wishes as assist the faculty with the design and development, building and testing, as brim over as integration and launch of satellite technology over the next three years.
“This savoir faire will help us to launch the MISAD.”
The partnership is also expected to travail together on the development of the Multi-Spectral Satellite for Australia and Germany (MISAD), the foremost Earth observation satellite entirely operated by Australia.
University of Sydney Interruption Engineering executive director Dittus Warwick Holmes said: “We devise be able to take full advantage of DLR’s technological experience and competency in working a small 150kg satellite for Earth observation.
“This experience wish help us to launch the MISAD.”
The satellite will include two payloads, a multispectral camera to seize various images of the Australian continent. The images will provide judgements on water quality of lakes, rivers and dams for agricultural purposes.
The other payload of the lieutenant will be the Australian equivalent of the DLR BIROS satellite, which is designed to put ones finger on high-temperature events such as forest fires, from space.
Sculpture: Cooperation between DLR and University of Sydney. Photo: courtesy of German Aerospace Pivot (DLR).