Space technology innovator Raytracer has joined a growing list of members helping AROSE advance Australia’s remote operations capability.

Raytracer CEO and Co-Founder Peter Clowes said joining the AROSE Consortium is an important step for the company as it develops its specialist technologies for Space exploration and remote operations.

“We are looking forward to working with other AROSE Members and sharing our knowledge and expertise to support innovative projects,” Mr Clowes said. “Improvements in technology and the development of workforce skills are enhanced by collaboration. We want to be part of this active and growing remote operations ecosystem.”

Mr Clowes said Raytracer’s human-to-machine teaming technologies could have a direct positive impact on existing and future projects being undertaken by Consortium members.

Established in 2019, Raytracer is developing new technologies and expertise in robotics, spatial computing (VR/AR), and artificial intelligence (AI). Its CARBON, Titan Lake and Digital Twin technologies improve Space exploration training and project delivery with benefits for on-Earth industries.

Raytracer is headquartered in Brisbane and is currently opening offices in Melbourne and Adelaide.

AROSE CEO Leanne Cunnold said Raytracer’s innovative approach to developing technology and expertise for Space and on-Earth applications was an ideal fit for the Consortium.

“Raytracer is an extremely innovative, future-focused Australian company with a solution-driven, entrepreneurial spirit,” Ms Cunnold said. “Raytracer’s membership in AROSE will significantly enhance the Consortium’s capability.”

Since launching in 2019, the AROSE Consortium has grown significantly, welcoming 23 Members and Collaboration Partners. In 2023, the Consortium reached a major milestone when it was awarded the Stage 1 tender to design a lunar rover for the Australian Space Agency.

Ms Cunnold said it is an exciting time for Australia’s space industry with many opportunities for local companies to expand their service offering, develop workforce skills and become part of the international Space supply chain.

“The Space sector is a new economic engine for sustainable growth and jobs in Australia. Space innovations are delivering benefits to communities, such as helping fight the impacts of climate change through better resource management and improved efficiencies.”

AROSE is an industry-led not-for-profit organisation supported by the Western Australian Government, member sponsorships and project revenue. AROSE is committed to maximising the benefits to the Australian community from a world-leading remote operations sector. AROSE aims to transform industries, explore Space, and return benefits to the economy, workforce, communities, and the planet, now and for future generations.