SmartSat CRC

The SmartSat CRC is the largest ever nationally coordinated ecosystem of space industry-research collaboration in Australia’s history.

Established in 2019 the SmartSat CRC aims to conduct translational research and develop know-how and technologies in advanced telecommunications and IoT connectivity, intelligent satellite systems and Earth observation next generation data services. 

The impact of the research will be to develop intellectual property and a specialist industry expertise that will spawn new businesses, create export economic value and generate new high-tech jobs for all Australians.

Our role

RMIT is a supporting partner of the SmartSat CRC and will collaborate on projects and contribute to the CRC’s three research programs.

Research Program 1

Advanced Communications, Connectivity & IoT Technologies

Research Program 2

Advanced Satellite Systems, Sensors and Intelligence

Research Program 3

Next Generation Earth Observation Data Services

Our people

Professor Allison Kealy

Research Director Program 2 – Advanced Satellite Systems, Sensors & Intelligence

Prof. Kandeepan Sithamparanathan

Assoc. Prof. Suelynn Choy

Prof. Simon Jones

Centre partners

The CRC is a consortium of 85 partners comprising universities, other research organisations, and industry. Refer to SmartSat’s list of core and supporting partners.

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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.