The inside story behind SpIRIT’s momentous launch

Space Connect Podcast

Jan 10 2024 • 25 mins

The launch of the University of Melbourne’s SpIRIT mission last month was a milestone moment for Australia’s space industry.

A unique collaboration between industry and academia, the nanosatellite will search for gamma rays using scientific instruments created by the Italian Space Agency.

In this episode, the professor leading the project, Michele Trenti, talks through the nerve-racking moments before launch – and what happens next.