Big News: Advanced Navigation Scoops $5.2M Grant for Epic Moon-Bound Mission! Remember the legendary Australian tracking station that beamed humanity’s first moonwalk? Well, now it’s an Aussie company with big plans to lend its mind-blowing navigation tech to NASA as they embark on a cosmic journey to the Moon and even Mars, folks!
Advanced Navigation, the genius behind groundbreaking technologies already rocking the oceans, driverless cars, and military vehicles, just got a fabulous $5.2 million cash injection from the Australian Government.
They’re backing Advanced Navigation’s stellar Project LUNA, and boy, are we excited!
The Sydney-based masterminds will use this generous grant from the Australian Space Agency to fast-track the development and production of their groundbreaking LiDAV (Light Detection, Altimetry, and Velocimetry) technology.
And you won’t believe what LiDAV stands for, my friends—Laser Measurement Unit for Navigational Aid. But wait, there’s more: LUNA, which means “Moon” in Latin, will be the name of the space-qualified LiDAV sensor. Pretty cool, huh?
Intuitive Machines, a US-based space systems company, will be over the moon to receive this extraordinary LiDAV technology from Project LUNA, as part of NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services program.
They’re planning to showcase LUNA aboard their Nova-C lander during the nail-biting final descent to the lunar surface.
After proving its mettle, Advanced Navigation’s mind-boggling LUNA technology will be available commercially, ready to be integrated into landers by 2025-26. Out of this world!
This cutting-edge tech promises safer and more reliable autonomous landing maneuvers, and seamless navigation on the lunar surface, and sets the stage for incredible autonomous space exploration and transportation.
Brace yourselves for an astronomical revolution, my friends!
Oh, did I mention that our very own Advanced Navigation bagged a Demonstrator Mission Grant from the Australian Space Agency? It’s a major milestone for them, and CEO and co-founder Xavier Orr can’t contain his excitement.
He and his partner-in-innovation, Chris Shaw, recently scooped the 2023 Sydney Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and were featured in Australia’s Top 100 Young Entrepreneurs list. Talk about shooting for the stars!
According to Enrico Palermo, the head honcho of the Australian Space Agency, this grant-backed project is just one shining example of how space tech is revolutionizing our lives and work.
By supporting trailblazing Aussie companies like Advanced Navigation in growing their space expertise, we’re paving the way for them to conquer new markets and supply chains. Let’s take this brilliant Aussie tech global and create more job opportunities right here at home, folks!
Hold on tight because the sky is no longer the limit! Together, we’ll soar to new frontiers, unlocking the secrets of the Moon and beyond.
This is where innovation and adventure unite, and Advanced Navigation is at the helm, guiding us toward a future that’s truly out of this world. Buckle up and get ready for an astronomical journey like no other