University of Western Sydney’s Astrosite team joins international space awareness cohort

The Astrosite, developed by the University’s International Center for Neuromorphic Systems, has been selected as one of eight small companies to join the tenth Global Catalyst Accelerator Cohort focused on International Space Domain Awareness (SDA ).

Focusing on solutions to specific SDA challenges, including monitoring and studying satellites and space debris in orbit, members of the SDA International Cohort are capable of detection, tracking and identification to support space systems and contribute to the international missions of the SDA.

The Catalyst Accelerator program is a three-month tailored accelerator for the defense and national security industry based at the Catalyst Campus for Technology and Innovation in Colorado Springs, USA, providing participants with training workshops, a networking and mentorship from the United States Department of Defense and its allies. partners and industry experts.

Professor André van Schaik, Director of the International Center for Neuromorphic Systems, said the opportunity to work with international allies and industry partners further cements the Astrosite team as a world leader in neuromorphic engineering and research expertise.

“It is such an honor to be selected from a highly competitive international group, we are so proud to be part of the international SDA cohort partnership working alongside top researchers, companies and space industry experts from around the world” , said Professor van Schaïk.

“Astrosite’s success and growing international reach is building capacity in the Australian space industry, highlighting the innovative solutions and local talent we are nurturing here in Western Sydney through our research-focused the impact much sought after by the global space community.”

Participants in the SDA International Cohort were chosen for their unique ability to provide innovative and actionable solutions to address specific focus area problems, as determined by the United States Space Force and the Air Force Research Laboratory.

Representatives of the Astrosite team will participate in the Catalyst Accelerator program beginning August 9 in Colorado Springs, USA, culminating in a demo day on November 3 showcasing Astrosite mobile space observatory technology to the government of the United States and its industrial partners.

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