Space

  • Green light on next phase of Space Discovery Centre

    First 5000     |      September 11, 2020

    The Australian Space Discovery Centre is one step closer to launch as construction of the facility and Mission Control Centre officially starts. 

  • New frontier for space supply chains

    First 5000     |      August 31, 2020

    The first program in the Government’s $150 million Moon to Mars initiative is open. Local businesses now have the opportunity to apply for grants that will strengthen skills, capabilities and capacity.

  • Australia and Japan strengthen space collaborations

    First 5000     |      July 14, 2020

    The Australian Space Agency and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) signalling new opportunities to increase space collaboration between the two nations.

  • Saber Astronautics selected for the Australian Space Agency Mission Control Centre

    First 5000     |      June 15, 2020

    The Department of Industry, Science, Innovation, and Resources in conjunction with the Australian Space Agency has awarded Saber Astronautics a $6 Million grant for the development of Australia’s Mission Control Centre.

  • Economic activity survey to measure Australian space sector growth

    First 5000     |      March 12, 2020

    To track its progress, the Australian Space Agency is measuring the contribution of space activities to the Australian economy. Have your say by 31 March.

  • Australian Space Agency opens in Adelaide

    First 5000     |      February 20, 2020

    Prime Minister Scott Morrison officially opened the Australian Space Agency’s new home in Adelaide yesterday (Wednesday 19 February). 

  • Have your say: Moon to Mars program design

    First 5000     |      February 11, 2020

    The Australian Space Agency has launched consultations across the country to seek feedback and input on the design of the $150 million Moon to Mars initiative and grant opportunities.

  • The final frontier for Australia’s exports

    First 5000     |      February 5, 2020

    The House of Representatives Trade and Investment Growth Committee will boldly go where no committee has gone before this week, with a hearing on Friday looking to the emerging space sector and potential impact of future export and investment opportunities.

  • Partial cost recovery for launch and return applications

    First 5000     |      January 24, 2020

    The government has been reviewing cost recovery arrangements for assessment of applications made under the Space (Launches and Returns) Act 2018 (the Act); consistent with the government’s Cost Recovery Guidelines. It has agreed to introduce partial cost recovery arrangements.

  • Space infrastructure project grants open

    First 5000     |      January 13, 2020

    In the 2019-20 Federal Budget, the Australian Government announced the $19.5 million Space Infrastructure Fund (SIF). This investment into infrastructure will help to grow the Australian space sector.

  • Lasers at forefront of space tracking systems

    First 5000     |      January 7, 2020

    The Australian Space Agency has signed a Statement of Strategic Intent and Cooperation with EOS Space Systems, an Australian company specialising in space tracking systems.

  • Scaling up for the next generation of rocket technology

    First 5000     |      December 12, 2019

    Australia’s leading rocket company, Gilmour Space Technologies, has signed a Statement of Strategic Intent and Cooperation with the Australian Space Agency, demonstrating their commitment to launch Australia to space.

  • Innovative satcomms transforming space sector

    First 5000     |      November 19, 2019

    The Australian Space Agency has signed a Statement of Strategic Intent and Cooperation with Brisbane based EM Solutions Pty Ltd, who develop high speed telecommunications products for international supply chains.

  • Australian Space Agency signs with Maxar at IAC

    First 5000     |      October 28, 2019

    The Australian Space Agency signed a Statement of Strategic Intent and Cooperation with US based company Maxar Technologies at the 70th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Washington DC, last week. 

  • International Space Investment initiative grant guidelines released

    First 5000     |      October 18, 2019

    The Australian Space Agency has launched the International Space Investment (ISI) initiative – Expand Capability program guidelines after consultations across the country.

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