Spotlight on becoming an astronaut & the Melbourne Space Program - ACRUX-2 Mission

First of all, I am extremely excited to be a part of the space industry! I must admit that upon my acceptance to this program, I cried out of excitement! I couldn’t believe I was about to join the space program in Australia!

What is the purpose of the ACRUX-2 mission?

Currently, there is a strong focus and concern on space debris due to the more frequent satellite missions. Space debris is essentially junk in space. It consists of mostly satellites that are non-functional meaning they no longer work due to a malfunction or lack of fuel.

According to a recent study, in 2015 there were approximately 17,000 orbiting objects and 77% was space debris.

At the Melbourne Space Program (MSP) we want to address this issue!

The ACRUX-2 mission will be focusing on a de-orbiting technology to address space d