Upcoming Events

50th anniversary: Celebrating the WRESAT Program and its People
Location:
Building 32, Lecture Theatre North, LT7 Australian Defence Force Academy Northcott Dr Campbell, ACT
Time: 29 Nov, 6pm
Description:

The "Special Antimissile Research Tests, Australia (SPARTA)" Program was part of a joint United States–United Kingdom–Australian research program aimed at understanding re-entry phenomena. Ten surplus Redstone missiles were provided by the US for the program. In 1967, the US donated one spare Redstone rocket for use by Australian scientists to develop and execute the WRESat mission.

The year 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Australia’s first successful launch of an orbital space mission from the Australian launch site at Woomera. Dr Gordon Pike, started work at the WRE with members of the WRESAT project team the continued on to become a distinguished Australian scientist and space engineer, and has been directly involved in the entire history Australia’s national communications satellite programs. Dr Pike will be hosted by the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA Sydney Section) to present a lecture on the WRESAT program, and its people, to the general public to commemorate this significant milestone in Australia’s space history.

This is a FREE event and all are welcome. Please note however that tickets are strictly limited and registration is essential.

A map of the ADFA campus can be found at: https://www.unsw.adfa.edu.au/sites/default/files/uploads/ADFA-Map_0.pdf

Tickets and Information: https://aiaawresat50yearcommemoration.eventbrite.com.au
From the Outback to Outer space - Australian in Space
Presenter: Kerrie Dougherty
Location:
Mitchell Theatre, Level 1, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW
Time: 29 Nov, 12:30pm
Price: Free - no bookings required
Description:

For those of you that can't attend our WREsat event in Canberra, there's a great event in Sydney that also celebrates the WREsat achievement 50 years.

This is a FREE event and all are welcome. Please note however that tickets are strictly limited and registration is essential.

A map of the ADFA campus can be found at: https://www.unsw.adfa.edu.au/sites/default/files/uploads/ADFA-Map_0.pdf

More information: https://smsa.org.au/events/event/from-the-outback-to-outer-space-australia-in-space

AIAA Sydney Section

In February 1998, the Sydney Section, Australia, was chartered as the first AIAA Section outside of the USA. The Section encompasses all AIAA members in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, and the Section Council is currently based in Canberra, ACT.

The Sydney Section welcomes new members - both students and professionals. To find out more about the benefits of AIAA membership, or to join online, visit www.aiaa.org.

We want to hear from you!

Please don't hesitate to contact the Section Council if you have any ideas on how we can deliver even better value to our members.


Announcements

From the Outback to Outer space - Australian in Space 21 Nov 2017

For those of you that can't attend our WREsat event in Canberra, there's a great event in Sydney that also celebrates the WREsat achievement 50 years.
Price: Free - no bookings required
More information: https://smsa.org.au/events/event/from-the-outback-to-outer-space-australia-in-space/

50th anniversary: Celebrating the WRESAT Program and its People 16 Nov 2017

The year 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Australia’s first successful launch of an orbital space mission from the Australian launch site at Woomera. Dr Gordon Pike, started work at the WRE with members of the WRESAT project team the continued on to become a distinguished Australian scientist and space engineer, and has been directly involved in the entire history Australia’s national communications satellite programs. Dr Pike will be hosted by the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA Sydney Section) to present a lecture on the WRESAT program, and its people, to the general public to commemorate this significant milestone in Australia’s space history.
This is a FREE event and all are welcome. Please note however that tickets are strictly limited and registration is essential
Information and Tickets: https://aiaawresat50yearcommemoration.eventbrite.com.au

Articles from Winners of the AIAA Sydney Section IAC Scholarship 20 Oct 2017

We had four scholarship recipients travel to Adelaide to attend the IAC (International Astronautical Conference). Here are there their articles, IAC 2017 Articles

PLUTO – New Horizon’s Voyage to Pluto and Beyond 22 Jul 2017

Launched January 19, 2006, the New Horizons mission had one goal as it ventured into the solar system – answer questions about Pluto, its moons and Kuiper Belt objects. Come hear a presentation from Dr. Alan Stern (Principal Investigator, New Horizons Mission) and Michael Vincent (Payload Systems Engineer, New Horizons Mission).
This is a FREE event and all are welcome. Please note however that tickets are strictly limited and registration is essential
Information: Canberra Tickets and Sydney Tickets

MH370: Search for the vanished (AIAA Members Only) 28 Nov 2016

Join the AIAA Canberra committee for our exclusive 'members and guests only' end-of-year event at the ATSB, where MH370 investigators discuss the techniques used to define the search area and the challenges of this truly unique investigation. We invite all guests to join us for dinner following the presentation at BentSpoke pub in Braddon, with the first drink on us!
Information: https://searchforthevanished.eventbrite.com.au/

IAC (International Astronautical Congress) - Call for Papers is Open 28 Nov 2016

Submit your abstract and contribute to the 68th IAC programme.
Information: http://www.iafastro.org/international-astronautical-congress-2017-call-for-abstracts-now-open/

Member Milestone - 25 Years with the AIAA 22 Aug 2016

We would like to recognise two of our members for reaching a great milestone with the AIAA. They have both reached 25 of AIAA Membership this month.

Congratulations to Russell and Kevin for a great achievement.


Past Events

 2016. AIAA Sydney Section