Get Involved


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 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 actively participate with the SkyHopper team.
  • To discuss opportunities for supporting SkyHopper via a major gift, please contact Penny Fairbank, Development Manager within the Advancement Office at the University of Melbourne (or call +61 3 8344 3792).
  • 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 successfully launched their own cubesat in 2019, and we look forward to working together in future work.

If you’d like to get in touch with the SkyHopper team, or would like us to come and talk with you or your organisation, please drop us an e-mail.



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