We have a huge year ahead of us here at Binar. We’ll be building and delivering our next three 1U cubesats for launch into Low Earth Orbit. We’ll be entering the second year of our BinarX high school payload program. We’re continuing to work on Binar Prospector, our mission to explore the Moon and beyond, and to publish our results from Binar-1, WA’s first space mission.
Before we jump into any of that though, we though it might be nice to take a moment to reflect on why we’re doing this.
We cracked open our Big Binar mailbox at the end of last year, after stints at the WA Museum, Astrofest, and right here at Curtin. Inside, we found 2453 messages, wishes, and drawings – but what blew us away was how many questions we got. People asked about planets and asteroids, about stars and galaxies, and about astronauts and spacecraft.
We found questions about know how things work, where they come from – but above all else, what it’s like out there in space.
Some of these were right in our wheelhouse – questions about the origins and evolution of the solar system, about small spacecraft and how to build them, and about things all space explorers have to consider, human or robotic.