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Australia’s first commercial, space capable rocket launch – limited tickets available to the public

10 September 2020

An historical moment for Australia and South Australia is set to occur next week, when Southern Launch, DEWC systems and T-Minus Engineering will launch Australia’s first commercial, space capable rockets from the Koonibba Test Range near Ceduna. Find out more and book your tickets here.

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NASA Search and Rescue Partners With Australian Space Research Center, SmartSat CRC

09 September 2020

Exciting news for the Australian Space Industry, with a new collaboration agreement announced today between NASA and the SmartSat CRC… The Search and Rescue office — based at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland — will provide SmartSat CRC with NASA expertise to advance distress-related communications and navigation technology benefiting the U.S. and Australia.…

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Moon to Mars Supply Chain Capability Improvement Grants – Industry Info Session (7 Sept)

28 August 2020

The Agency is holding an industry information session for the recently opened Moon to Mars Supply Chain capability improvement grants on Monday, 7 September 2020,1:30 PM – 2:30 PM ACST. The Australian Space Agency’s purpose is to grow and transform a globally respected Australian space industry that lifts the broader economy and improves the lives…

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New frontier for space supply chains

27 August 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. The Supply Chain capability improvement grants aim to help businesses to double down on their capabilities. It will also support their application across other high…

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South Australian rocket range one step closer to sending satellites into orbit to protect defence force

26 August 2020

DEWC Systems has just announced that next month a rocket will be launched from the world’s largest privately operated rocket test range near Koonibba, in the far west of South Australia, with a small, replica payload on board. A device that will collect information for the project will be launched into space next month. (Supplied:…

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Australian Youth Aerospace Scholarships

19 August 2020

The Australian Youth Aerospace Association has just announced multiple scholarships for young students interested in the aerospace industry. There will be two categories and 20 recipients (with up to $20,000 in total): 1. The Australian Youth Aerospace Leader scholarship, for all students currently studying at an Australian high school from years 10 to 12. 2. The…

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Australia’s space activities are poised for unprecedented expansion, but are our regulators ready?

18 August 2020

From Space Connect today… “In the face of a global pandemic, there is one sector providing a lot more than just a glimmer of hope, that is the nation’s burgeoning space industry, explains Equatorial Launch Australia chief executive Carley Scott. The burgeoning space sector presents unprecedented opportunities to ignite an economic recovery right now, and…

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Future space missions – consultation now open

17 August 2020

The Australian Space Agency is asking the local space industry for information on intended or desired near-term space missions, including to the Moon and beyond. The consultation process is particularly interested in finding out more about missions that: involve research and development develop enabling technologies for space exploration promote the potential for commercial and/or technology…

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Consultation on Protecting Critical Infrastructure and Systems of National Significance – SPACE

14 August 2020

​​​​​The Australian Government is committed to protecting the essential services all Australians rely on by uplifting the security and resilience of critical infrastructure. Critical infrastructure is increasingly interconnected and interdependent, delivering efficiencies and economic benefits to operations. However, connectivity without proper safeguards creates vulnerabilities that can deliberately or inadvertently cause disruption that could result in…

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CASA consultation

12 August 2020

Consultation is underway on the proposed amendments to the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR). These proposed amendments are related to recent legislative changes – the Space (Launches and Returns) Act 2018 and Space (Launches and Returns) (High Power Rocket) Rules 2019. CASA recognises the valuable contribution that community and industry consultation make to the regulatory…

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