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Supply Chain Resilience Initiative

01 December 2020

Australia’s $107.2 million Supply Chain Resilience Initiative will help Australia better respond to future crises and ensure access to essential goods and services. You can help in the implementation of this initiative by sharing your views on issues affecting Australian supply chains for essential goods and services and how to address them. Complete the survey…

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SIAA Board Elections

23 November 2020

The Board of the SIAA is pleased to announce the election of the following officeholders: Chairperson – Dr Tim Parsons Deputy Chair – Professor Melissa de Zwart Deputy Chair – Mark Ramsey Treasurer – Matt Dawson Secretary – Julia Mitchell Other board members, who were elected this month, are Ben Adams and Jeremy Hallett. You…

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Moon to Mars – Demonstrator Feasibility Grants

03 November 2020

Moon to Mars Demonstrator Feasibility grants  “The $3.7 million Demonstrator Feasibility program offers grants of between $50,000 and $200,000 over a two year period. The aim of the grants is to provide opportunities for Australian businesses and researchers to scope out the feasibility of projects that have the potential to operate or support operations in…

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James Brown – newly appointed CEO of the SIAA

16 October 2020

On Monday, 12 October 2020 our newly appointed Chief Executive Officer joined the Space Industry Association of Australia. It is with great pleasure that David Ball, chair of the SIAA, announces the appointment of Mr James Brown to this critical role for our organisation. The CEO will facilitate the growth of the space industry in Australia,…

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SIAA AGM – 5 November 2020, 5.00pm AEDT

16 October 2020

All SIAA members are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting on 5 November 2020, via Zoom, at 5.00pm AEDT. A notice issued to all members on 15 October 2020. More details are available here. Register to attend here. SIAA board members will be elected at the AGM, with the ballot to be conducted electronically.…

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Make it Happen: The Australian Government’s Modern Manufacturing Strategy – released 7 October 2020

07 October 2020

The Australian Government is manufacturing a new future for the nation through the Modern Manufacturing Strategy. The Strategy is a key feature of the Government’s JobMaker plan to harness Australian manufacturing capability and drive our economic recovery and future resilience. The vision for the Strategy is for Australia to be recognised as a high-quality and sustainable…

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Modern Manufacturing Initiative – Space a priority area

01 October 2020

Space has been identified as a National Manufacturing Priority:  today “The Australian Government has announced a $1.3 billion Modern Manufacturing Initiative (MMI) and the National Manufacturing Priorities.   The $1.3 billion MMI will drive lasting change for Australian manufacturers. It will help Australian manufacturers: scale-up collaborate commercialise It will unlock private sector investment and support manufacturers to…

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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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