The Andy Thomas Centre for Space Resources (ATCSR) will be a focus of the University of Adelaide’s space research and education ecosystem, closely supported by existing University strengths in minerals and energy resources.

CDF Launch

University of Adelaide Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronic) students Lachlan Holden (left) and Henry Mellor in the Collaborative Design Facility showing the dashboard which monitors their virtual space rover.

The ATCSR will extend and diversify the research and education capacity of the core science, engineering, computer science, mathematical, legal and economics disciplines.

Students and researchers will have the opportunity to learn and innovate in a representative physical and virtual environment, connecting with world leading engineering and technology in the areas of sensing, advanced materials and processing, construction, big data, artificial intelligence and robotics, decision making and autonomy, and human factors.

The education program aligned with the Centre will bolster key programs in mining engineering, minerals processing and metallurgy as well as link to complimentary fields such as construction, advanced manufacturing, process engineering and energy.

Research undertaken within the ATCSR will target the development of synergistic proprietary technologies for remote, sensitive and extreme environments, both in space and on Earth.

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