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Position Vacant – Chief Executive Officer wanted to lead the SIAA…

30 July 2020

The SIAA is very excited to announce plans to appoint a Chief Executive Officer, who will oversee the implementation of our strategy and undertake business development activities to ensure the long term future of our organisation. This is a newly created position, which can be undertaken from any location. The Chair of the SIAA, David…

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Australia and Japan – formalise agreement to cooperate in Space

09 July 2020

Great news for the Australian Space Industry with the recent announcement by Prime Minister Scott Morrison that “Australia and Japan will form a space agreement to work together in the final frontier, as the two nations also look to deepen their defence and security ties in the face of a rising China. The deal will be…

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Definition of the Australian Space Sector

08 July 2020

According to the Australian Space Agency, our domestic space sector is “a set of space-related activities along the space value chain and is part of the broader space economy.” “The Australian space sector value chain includes four broad segments of activities: Manufacturing Ground segment manufacturing and services Space segment manufacturing and services Space operations Space…

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Happy 2nd birthday to the Australian Space Agency

01 July 2020

Head of the Australian Space Agency, Dr Megan Clark AC has issued a statement and summary of the achievements made by the Agency in their 2 year journey. “When the Australian Space Agency formed, we prepared for our mission to grow and transform the Australian space sector, and inspire and improve the lives of Australians.…

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SIAA Members Survey 2020 – tell us what you think…

19 June 2020

We always aim to do our best for you, our members. You are the reason that we exist, and we want to make sure that we are meeting your needs – particularly at this extraordinarily exciting time in the Australian space industry’s growth. To help us get ready for the coming year, please take a few minutes…

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International Space Investment – Grant Recipients Announced

17 June 2020

Exciting news for our industry with the announcement of 10 projects which are being funded by space grants awarded as part of the International Space Investment initiative, as announced today by the Hon. Karen Andrews MP, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology. The 10 projects include: Melbourne University ($3,955,223) for its SpIRIT (Space Industry Responsive Intelligent…

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Clearbox Systems secures Defence SATCOM control segment solution

16 June 2020

The Australian Department of Defence has selected Australian small business Clearbox Systems to enhance its global Satellite Communications (SATCOM) network. The multi-year contract, which includes options for extension, will see Clearbox Systems design and implement the Aggregated Monitoring and Control System (AM&CS) to provide remote, centralised operation of Defence’s SATCOM ground and space assets in…

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Saber Astronautics selected for the Australian Space Agency Mission Control Centre

15 June 2020

Media Release from Saber Astronautics/Deloitte Australia reads: 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. This project received grant funding from the Australian Government’s Space Infrastructure Fund. Branded as the “Responsive Space…

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SpaceX’s Dragon capsule delivers two astronauts to the ISS

01 June 2020

According to ABC News: “SpaceX has delivered two astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA, following an historic launch with an equally smooth docking in yet another first for Elon Musk’s company. With test pilots Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken poised to take over manual control if necessary, the SpaceX Dragon capsule pulled up to…

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Global Survey of Experts – Norms in Space

01 June 2020

The purpose of this project is to generate knowledge about how existing and emerging norms of responsible behaviour in outer space related to safety and sustainability – developed mostly in the civil and commercial sectors – can inform space-based military activities and norms to enhance security within the space environment. As part of this research,…

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