Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities - Grant ID: LE170100106 [ 2017 - 2018 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers Prof Philip Bland; Prof Trevor Ireland; A/Prof Tracy Rushmer; A/Prof Jonathan Horner; A/Prof Gretchen Benedix; Dr Andrew Tomkins; Dr Jean-Pierre Macquart; A/Prof Hasnaa Chennaoui; Dr Gareth Collins; Prof Peter Brown; Dr Peter Jenniskens; Prof Dr Christopher Herd; Prof Timothy Swindle; Dr Yvonne Pendleton

Brief description This project aims to expand the Desert Fireball Network (DFN) and build a Global Fireball Observatory. Nearly everything known about the origin and evolution of the solar system comes from analysis of meteorite falls, but scientists have almost no constraint on where they come from. This project will address this constraint by tracking hundreds of meteorite falls, and pinpointing each one’s origin in the solar system. Benefits include capitalising on the innovations and technologies that underpinned the DFN, and leveraging a NASA partnership for administrative support and advanced instrumentation development. Tracking for space situational awareness is also expected to benefit Australian national security.

Funding Amount $780,000

Funding Scheme Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities

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