South Australian Space Forum

Early in May, four Year 10 students travelled to the Adelaide Convention Centre for the South Australian Space Forum. The forum, supported by the Australian Space Agency, provides the perfect opportunity for students and teachers to learn about current/future careers within the Space Economy and Industry and inspire young people to develop the skills to push forward the frontiers of scientific knowledge.

The four students were Alex Nikoloff, Bill Darker, Daniel Hassan and Thomas Hillock. Daniel received a commendation for his comments on one of the exhibitors:

“I love Math and Sciences (particular engineering and physics) and construction of cube satellites is an industry that relies on both. It is an interesting new technology that can be used for so many different purposes and solves problems we have with larger stereotypical satellites.”

and Bill commented that an exhibitor:

“…inspired me because of how robust their systems were and how they had such broad and exciting applications. As they are already far ahead of the operational limits of the payloads they are carrying they could likely be optimised and improved while the other supporting technologies caught up. They would then be able to take us to Mars and beyond which is a really exciting leap for humankind that I want to be a part of.”

Richard Drogemuller

Science/Physics Teacher