Desert Fireball Network & Global Fireball Observatory

The Desert Fireball Network (DFN) is a distributed network of automated observatories for tracking meteorite fireballs, re-entering space debris, satellites and rocket launches. The network currently covers around three million km2 of Australia and has an estimated total value of $4 million. Current funding (ARC LIEF and DP) has allowed it to expand globally, covering 15 million km2, with international partners across 5 continents, to form a Global Fireball Observatory (GFO). The combined DFN+GFO has an estimated total value of $6 million.

Contact: Dr Eleanor Samsom