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Australia probes into space with CubeSats

6th May 2020 - 09:00 GMT | by Tim Fish in Auckland


Australia is expanding its space-based surveillance and communications capability with the next stage of development of new small satellites called CubeSats.

Two separate programmes – Project Buccaneer and the M series – will see deployment of additional satellites that will test Australian Defence Force (ADF) capabilities.

A spokesperson from the Australian Department of Defence told Shephard that, under Project Buccaneer, a second satellite called the Buccaneer Main Mission (BMM) is scheduled to launch via the US Department of Defence Space Test Program in early 2022.

BMM will be a 6U-class CubeSat with a mass of about 12kg, which is twice the size

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Tim Fish


Tim Fish

Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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