• Space startups reach for the stars with new facilities in Waterloo

    First 5000     |      July 4, 2022

    Saber Astronautics and TCG Group have officially launched the Wolfpack Space Hub’s new facility in Waterloo, Sydney. The new site will incubate local space tech companies and support Australia’s rapidly growing space industry.

  • Saber joins new network awarded Australian space payload qualification grant

    First 5000     |      June 29, 2021

    Australian space innovators and entrepreneurs will gain more infrastructure to ensure space access, mission viability and success with the establishment of a network of space payload qualification facilities.

  • Space Inquiry to hear from Australia’s First Astronaut

    First 5000     |      April 19, 2021

    Dr Paul Scully-Power, Australia’s first astronaut, will appear before the House Standing Committee on Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources for its Inquiry into Developing Australia’s Space Industry. 

  • Australian Space Discovery Centre launches

    First 5000     |      April 6, 2021

    The Australian Space Discovery Centre was officially unveiled by Prime Minister Scott Morrison last week (31 March). It aims to inspire the Australian community and the next generation of the space workforce through stories of opportunity, curiosity and technology.

  • 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.

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