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Australian Space Design Competition – Registrations Now Open

07 April 2020

The Australian Space Design Competition (ASDC) is designed for secondary school students with a passion for space, or are considering a future in STEM fields. Teams of up to 12 grade 8* – 12 students respond to an engineering Request For Tender (RFT) and design a futuristic space settlement, planning structural engineering, operations and infrastructure,…

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Space Tech Expo USA and Space Tech Expo Europe – Webinars

06 April 2020

Download free webinars by Space Tech Expo USA and Space Tech Expo Europe on metal additive manufacturing, electric propulsion, alternative spacecraft propellants and satellite production. Topics are: Exploring the Benefits of Artificial Intelligence for Future Spacecraft: from Data Processing to Efficient Constellation Control Creating New Market Opportunities for Future Spacecraft with Next-Gen Electric Propulsion Systems…

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Australian Space Sector Survey – now due on 13 April

30 March 2020

The Australian Space Agency (the Agency) is seeking your input to develop a robust economic baseline of the Australian space sector and measure the sector’s growth in the future. It is envisioned that this survey will be conducted biennially to track the growth of the industry and also inform the Agency’s strategic direction. To give…

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Making SPACE – conference videos now available

26 March 2020

Are you missing our space events? Well thanks to the Royal Society of NSW you can view presentations from an event they held last November… “In the spirit of advancing knowledge, the Royal Society of NSW is making available the videos from the 7th November 2019 Forum “Making SPACE for Australia”, held in conjunction with…

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Economic activity survey to measure space sector growth – REMINDER – closes 31 March 2020

26 March 2020

The Australian Space Agency is measuring the contribution of space activities to the Australian economy. They invite organisations contributing to the space industry to complete an economic activity survey of the Australian space sector, conducted by independent consultancy, the Nous Group. The results of the survey will help develop a strong economic baseline to measure…

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A message from Dr Megan Clark AC Head of the Australian Space Agency

24 March 2020

Yesterday the Australian Space Agency issued this message to members of the Australian Space Industry… “It is in tough times like this that we are guided by our purpose; to transform and grow a globally respected Australian space industry that lifts the broader economy, and inspires and improves the lives of Australians.   We want…

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COVID-19 Update from IAF

23 March 2020

We have received the following information from the IAF: “Following the recent COVID-19 outbreak, we wanted to get in touch with our worldwide community to update you on the IAF activities, and also to offer solidarity with you at this challenging time. The IAF Secretariat has been reviewing the situation since January and eventually took…

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Space should fare better than other industries

23 March 2020

WASHINGTON —  The global space industry stands to fare better than other industries buffeted by the coronavirus pandemic because demand for its services are largely undiminished by the outbreak, according to a report released March 18. Government customers in defense and emergency response have robust needs for satellite connectivity and geospatial data in times of…

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The SmartSat AI for Space Applications Research Network – applications now open

17 March 2020

A message from the SmartSat CRC: “The SmartSat CRC mission is to develop capability and technologies that will make communication, remote sensing and space systems more ‘intelligent’. It will achieve this through its AI community co-inventing and developing the next generation of AI technologies for space applications. We will invest in R&D to catapult our…

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Reaching to the Stars to Create Territory Jobs

12 March 2020

An agreement between a European aerospace company and an Indigenous-controlled company based in Central Australia is cementing the Northern Territory’s position in the trillion-dollar global space industry. European space launch company, ArianeGroup, has today announced Centre for Appropriate Technology (CfAT), located 10km south of the Alice Springs CBD, will host their GEOTracker® station at their…

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