Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre

Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre: Wombat XL Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre: internal view

The $30-million Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre (AITC) at the University’s Mount Stromlo Observatory is a world-class facility for the assembly, integration and testing of space-based instruments and small satellites.

It includes the only space simulation facility in the southern hemisphere, the Wombat XL, which mimics the airlessness of space, as well as the dramatic temperature changes experienced by satellites moving in and out of the Earth’s shadow.

For more information visit the Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre page on the Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics website.

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