Three UNSW Canberra academics have been recognised with nominations for the inaugural Australian Space Awards.  

The awards, which recognise contributors and stakeholders to the Australia space industry across many disciplines, highlight the work of some of the team at UNSW Canberra Space. 

  • Prof Russell Boyce – Academic of the year 

  • Arvind Ramana – Engineer of the year 

  • Dr Chris Capon – Rising star of the year 

Nominated for Rising Star of the Year, Dr Chris Capon, whose work specialises in Intelligent Space Systems, said that he is excited and humbled to have been selected as a finalist for the Award and looks forward to working with his colleagues to help build a vibrant, diverse and impactful Australia Space Industry. 

"My goal as a researcher, educator and entrepreneur is to help develop new ways to solve global challenges and improving people's everyday lives.” 

“My work focuses on enabling the sustainable and responsible development of intelligent, distributed space systems and connect them to responsive digital ecosystems to enable these solutions," he said.

UNSW Canberra's Dr Chris Capon has been nominated for the Rising Star of the Year at the 2020 Australian Space Awards  

Sporting 22 individual categories, the Australian Space Awards are open to all businesses operating in Australia supporting the space industry, including telecommunications, satellite, energy, mining and transport sectors as well as the defence, agriculture, disaster and water management industries.  

UNSW Canberra Space is a world-class team with facilities to enable end-to-end space mission capability. From its base at UNSW Canberra, the team play a leading role in shaping and developing the Australian space industry to meet global challenges. 

The awards will be held at Sydney’s Four Seasons Hotel Grand Ballroom on March 26. 

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