• 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.

  • Australian Space Agency signs with Tasmania

    First 5000     |      October 11, 2019

    The Australian Space Agency has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Tasmanian Government. The MoU draws on the support of Tasmania’s space capabilities including space medicine, ground stations and tracking facilities.

  • Space Bridge to link Australia and UK space industries

    First 5000     |      October 4, 2019

    Australia and the United Kingdom will strengthen their industry ties through the formation of a Space Bridge, which will lay the foundations for future space-related trade opportunities.

  • Australia to support NASA’s plan to return to the Moon and on to Mars

    First 5000     |      September 30, 2019

    The Australian Space Agency and NASA have launched a new partnership on future space cooperation. This includes the opportunity for Australia to join the United States’ Moon to Mars exploration approach, including NASA’s Artemis lunar program.

  • Space regulation prepares Australia for lift-off

    First 5000     |      September 2, 2019

    Launching into space and returning to Earth has been given a boost thanks to the latest regulatory changes to Australia’s space legislation.

  • Space activities between Australia and Europe take a big step forward

    First 5000     |      August 27, 2019

    Australia could work with Europe on future space missions, thanks to a joint statement of intent signed between the Australian Space Agency and the European Space Agency.

  • Saber Astronautics selected for spaceflight mission

    First 5000     |      July 29, 2019

    Saber Astronautics has been awarded a satellite operations contract with the newly established Training Centre for CubeSats, UAVs and Their Applications (“CUAVA”).

  • Australian Space Agency 1 year on

    Dr Megan Clark AC     |      July 3, 2019

    Very few things inspire quite like space, and this has been exemplified during the first year of the Australian Space Agency.

  • Earth to Mars: Monash team takes on world’s best in rover challenge

    First 5000     |      May 20, 2019

    A student team from Monash University is taking one small step for Australia and one giant leap for future life on Mars as it competes against the world’s best to build the next generation of space rovers that will one day accompany human explorers to the Red Planet.

  • Macquarie University to link Australia’s future smart satellites

    First 5000     |      April 15, 2019

    Eighty-four research and industry partners are contributing $190 million investment in cash and in kind to the new Cooperative Research Centre for Smart Satellite Technologies and Analytics, and the Australian government is contributing a further $55 million.

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