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We’re engineering and operating some of the world’s most advanced radio astronomy technologies, uncovering the origins of the Solar System and exploring the expanses of space.

Planetary exploration has the potential to drive scientific, technological and commercial innovation — and Curtin has been at the frontier of space and planetary sciences for the past 50 years.

We are the home of two large space research centres – the Space Science and Technology Centre and the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy – and collaborate with some of the biggest names in space research, including NASA and Lockheed Martin.

We’re also leading the Murchison Widefield Array project – a low-frequency radio telescope in remote Western Australia, which is a precursor to the Square Kilometre Array telescope –the world’s largest radio telescope.