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Letter Of Intent Signing Between Nasa And The Australian Space Agency

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

22 September 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. The Australian Government is investing $150 million over five years for Australian businesses and researchers to join NASA’s endeavour,…

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Chair of the Australian Youth Aerospace Forum – nominations open

18 September 2019

Applications are now open for AYAF Chair 2020. The Australian Youth Aerospace Forum Chair is responsible to the AYAA for the complete coordinate, planning and running of the Annual Aerospace Forum. The AYAF Chair will be fully supported by the AYAA executive committee, however, they are required to independently run and coordinate their own organising…

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SIAA Space Industry Development Fund – applications now open

17 September 2019

The SIAA Board has allocated an annual amount from its budget to support member activities that align with our mission of promoting and assisting the development of a viable and self-sustaining Australian space sector. There are two categories of funding: Grants of up to $2,500 to support the organisation and delivery of industry-related events including,…

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Driving space sector growth across the nation

04 September 2019

The Space Infrastructure Fund (SIF) and International Space Investment (ISI) initiative are two programs starting this year. The SIF will fill space infrastructure gaps to support businesses and researchers to participate in the global space economy. The ISI initiative supporting projects will enable Australia to participate in the activities of international space agencies. Read more here.

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Challenges and Opportunities in the Australian Space Industry

04 September 2019

Radio interview with Rod Drury, Chair of SIAA Rod Drury CSC, Chair of the SIAA, participated in an interview on Radio Northern Beaches this morning. Click here to listen to Rod speaking about the space industry in Australia, innovation, moon mining and many other topics.

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International Space Investment initiative: design consultation submissions available

03 September 2019

Submissions made to the Australian Space Agency with respect to the International Space Investment initiative are now available on their Consultation Hub. The SIAA’s Legislative Working Group prepared a submission on behalf of our members, which can be viewed here.

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Boosting Female Founders Initiative: Design Consultation

03 September 2019

Consultation has opened for the Boosting Female Founders Initiative. This program will contribute to removing barriers for women’s economic participation in the workforce by providing access to finance for startups led by women. The Australian Space Agency wants to hear from stakeholders in the startup and innovation ecosystem about how they should design the program,…

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Robotics, Automation and AI: Program Design

03 September 2019

The purpose of the Australian Space Agency (the Agency) is to transform and grow a globally respected Australian space industry that lifts the broader economy and improves the lives of Australians. The Space Infrastructure Fund (SIF) is a $19.5 million investment over three years from 2019-20 in seven infrastructure projects to drive the growth of…

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Australian Space Agency Consultation – Mission Control Program Design

03 September 2019

The purpose of the Australian Space Agency (the Agency) is to transform and grow a globally respected Australian space industry that lifts the broader economy and improves the lives of Australians. The Space Infrastructure Fund (SIF) is a $19.5 million investment over three years from 2019-20 in seven infrastructure projects to drive the growth of…

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Australia’s updated launches and returns regulations – commences today

31 August 2019

Today the Australian Space Agency issued a bulletin concerning the commencement of the new Space Activities regulations. Dr Megan Clark AC, Head of the Australian Space Agency said the updated framework is a vital step in the Australian Space Agency’s goal to transform and grow the Australian space industry. “The way we interact with space…

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