Warath Seed Satellite

Warath Seed
Warath Seed
Warath Seed
Warath Seed
Warath Seed
Satellite Warath Seed (WS-1, Waratah Seed-1)
Form factor CubeSat
Units or mass 6U
Status not launched, expected in 2024
Launcher Falcon 9, (Transporter-11)
Organization University of Sydney
Institution University
Entity type Academic / Education
Country Australia
Launch brokerer Exolaunch
Partners University of Sydney, Saber Astronautics

Australian ride-share satellite so that industry and researchers can use to test and prove the functionality of their tech.


Funded by the NSW government, Waratah Seed is a pilot space qualification project to launch NSW-developed space technology into orbit to test and prove functionality. The project is focused on developing the NSW space sector in particular, and the Australian space industry as a whole.

Having won joint 1st prize in the Waratah Seed WS-1 Payload Competition, Spiral Blue has been awarded a ride-share slot for our edge computer, Space Edge-1 (SE-1) on board a 6U CubeSat, launching late 2023.

Designed by EurokaPower, the University of Sydney Space Solar Cell Research Team, and led by Anita Ho-Baillie, Laura Granados, Tiaan Stals, Arafat Mahmud, Shi Tang, David McKenzie, and Iver Cairns, the PORT-2 payload seeks to further demonstrate the capabilities of perovskite new solar cell designs in extra-terrestrial environments. This mission will pave the way for accessible high-performance space-grade solar cells.

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Last modified: 2024-05-29

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