Space Down Under (1989)

By June 1st, 1989

According to Dr Ken McCracken, much of the technology we have in our homes and offices has been driven by developments in space science. He believes Australia can and should be competing with the big “space players” overseas by using our ingenuity and innovation in specialised areas.

In the enhancement and interpretation of satellite images, Australia already leads the world, and is exporting technology in this area. For example, the microBRIAN image analysis system is being used around the world for mapping and monitoring the environment.