The science SkyHopper will do is for everyone, and we want you to be a part of it. There are several ways to get involved. If you’d just like to keep track of our progress, you can sign up for our newsletter — we’ll aim to send out updates once a month or so, at first. This will include some information on the science we’ll be doing, as well as updates on how the spacecraft is shaping up. If you’d like to help make SkyHopper happen, you may contribute to the project with a donation (tax-deductible for Australian tax payers) that will go toward technical development of the mission concept and student internships. As a SkyHopper donor, you’ll get access to special content about SkyHopper science and technology, as well as opportunities to ask questions to the SkyHopper team. To discuss opportunities to support SkyHopper through a major gift, please contact Penny Fairbank, Development Manager within the Advancement Office at the University of Melbourne (or call +61 3 8344 3792).
Currently, we are also running a crowdfunding campaign, with the goal of continuing to offer paid student internships in 2019. You can help us by visiting the University of Melbourne crowdfunding platform.
And if you just want more space science in Australia, you can make sure that your local leadership know that you support science and research and making it easier to create new projects for space!
Melbourne University-affiliated friends of the project should also check out the Melbourne Space Program, a student-run initiative to promote and accelerate Australia’s investment in the space industry. MSP is currently developing their own cubesat, and will be partnering with SkyHopper in future work.
If you’d like to get in touch with the SkyHopper team, drop us an e-mail.