Tory Shepherd

Tory Shepherd

Tory Shepherd is an Adelaide-based freelance journalist who has covered Space 2.0 for The Advertiser.

  • Laser to zap space debris, funding for SKA

    ANU team helps build a laser to move space debris; PM announces funding boost for astronomy.

    Australian National University researchers working with defence technology company EOS have developed lasers to blast...

    April 16, 2021
  • Ten things to take on your next trip to space

    What do you need to make life aboard the ISS bearable – even pleasant?

    By all accounts, going to the toilet in space is horrid. NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson said it was the most challengin...

    April 14, 2021
  • Australian Space Forum

    News and live updates from the 11th Australian Space Forum, in Adelaide.

    5pm ACDT And that’s splashdown! Andy Thomas Space Foundation chief Nicola Sasanelli has wrapped up the 11th Space ...

    March 31, 2021
  • It’s Return Of The Dish

    Parkes telescope back with the Moon five decades after relaying “one small step” to the world.

    The Parkes radio telescope – made famous by the Australian film about the Apollo Moon landings – will be helping anot...

    March 25, 2021
  • Flood forecasting: what next?

    New space technologies are set to improve our flood watch and warning capabilities.

    Easing rainfall today will start to bring some relief to flood-hit parts of eastern Australia – not immediately in ma...

    March 24, 2021
  • Unpopular space launch fees

    Proposed Australian launch fees are receiving criticism from the commercial space sector.

    Rocket launch companies are firing up about federal government plans to charge them for take-offs and landings. They ...

    March 19, 2021
  • Spotting bushfires from space

    Eyes in the sky may help put out bushfires within minutes.

    Storm-chasing drones, smart water bombers, and a constellation of bushfire-spotting satellites could be the key to re...

    March 16, 2021
  • Space debris? SCOOP it up!

    An innovative proposal might make all the difference to de-junking near-Earth space.

    A network of mobile observatories deployed across Australia’s vast expanse could be a new weapon in the battle agains...

    March 12, 2021

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