The RMIT Satellite Positioning for Atmosphere, Climate and Environment (SPACE) Research Centre was launched in November 2010 with funding from the Australian Space Research Program as part of its highly competitive Space Science and Innovation funding stream. The SPACE Centre's research focuses on the development of Platform Technologies for space, atmosphere and climate research.
The SPACE Research Centre has a strong collaborative network comprising a wide range of local and international research institutions, industry partners and government organisations. The Centre functions to bring together staff and collaborators with a plenitude of expertise across a variety of topics including; satellite positioning and tracking, global positioning system (GPS) meteorology, atmospheric studies, geodesy and surveying.
The Centre is committed to becoming a serious player in the global space community, conducting world-class and cutting-edge research, education and innovation activities. The RMIT SPACE Research Centre is working towards developing new methods, new algorithms and frontier technologies for satellite positioning, navigation and timing, space situation awareness (including space object and debris monitoring and tracking), space weather and climate change modelling. Research is conducted in the context of new generation global navigation (GNSS) and geo-environmental satellite systems, to support a wide range of applications.
The ultimate goal of the research currently being carried out by the SPACE Research Centre is to increase the global competitive advantage for Australian companies involved in the use of advanced space technologies for positioning, tracking and environmental monitoring.
The SPACE Research Centre's academic staff members are also active teachers in the following programs: