Australian university to build equipment for ISS

Australian university to build equipment for ISS

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Australia: In a first, an Australian university has bagged a contract to build an advanced new equipment to be deployed at the International Space Station (ISS). La Trobe University of Australia has signed a contract with Germany's Aerospace Centre to create an imaging technology which will monitor natural phenomena like bush fires, floods, ash clouds, storms, rainfall, and drought from outer space. The new technology is called the DLR Earth Sensing Imaging Spectrometer (DESIS), and it will be integrated in the ISS’ imaging platform MUSES (Multi-User System for Earth Sensing). The technology will help government and emergency services in Australia, as well as across the world, to save lives and minimize damage to property.

Source: LaTrobe