A Vegemite Sandwich Sized Satellite: Astrophysicist Kirsten Banks Update – Hope 103.2

A Vegemite Sandwich Sized Satellite: Astrophysicist Kirsten Banks Update

Why Western Australia launched its first satellite into orbit, and why it's been described as "the size of a Vegemite sandwich".

Listen: Astrophysicist Kirsten Banks shares the latest space news with Sam Robinson on Hope Breakfast

By Sam RobinsonThursday 23 Sep 2021Hope BreakfastLife

Hope Breakfast’s space expert Kirsten Banks shared the biggest space news from September, including a first for Western Australia: launching its first satellite into orbit.

In this conversation, astrophysicist Kirsten Banks explained why Western Australia has launched its first satellite into orbit, and why it’s been described as “the size of a Vegemite sandwich”.

She also explained why native wattle has gone into space and returned to Australia, and what the Mars Rover Perseverance has been up to (spoiler: collecting rocks).

Keep up with Kirsten Banks on Instagram @AstroKirsten and listen to her full chat on Hope Breakfast in the player above.