A new space robotics center is going to be opened with the help of the Western Australian government. An alliance between the government and NASA made this great move happen. The new robotics center location is in Perth, Australia, and the future looks to have more and more possibilities when it comes to developing technology. According to WAtoday, the new center could work up robots efficient enough to build a new space station around the Moon.
“Almost everything in the new missions to the Moon and Mars will be operated remotely so launching things into space is just one part of it,” Science, Innovation and ICT Minister Dave Kelly told WAtoday.
Remote Lunar Operations and the Western Australian government’s goals
The government is hoping to get a 200 million dollars investing money from the Australian Remote Operations for Space and Earth (AROSE) consortium, which will offer 1500 jobs over the next five years. This move is going to improve the workforce in Australia as well as NASA, in achieving its objectives. The robotic center is a step further for technology, and we cannot wait to see what it will have to offer. It will be interesting to analyze all the goals set versus the actual results.
“What AROSE will do, is take the world-class technology already utilized in Western Australia and adapt it for remote operations on the Moon, Mars and beyond,” said Kelly.
“You want to build a new space station orbiting the moon, that’s going to be done remotely, you’re not going to have 100 electricians going up in a spacecraft to the moon and putting all the nuts and bolts together,” he added. “All that will be done remotely from Earth. That’s what [Western Australia] is a world leader in.” Kelly’s comment leaves us wanting to found out more about the new center!