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Parliamentary Inquiry into Developing the Australian Space Industry

06 January 2021

An Inquiry into developing the Australian Space industry has been announced: “The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources inquire into and report on developing Australia’s space industry, including: > Development of space satellites, technology and equipment; > International collaboration, engagement and missions; > Commercialisation of research and development, including flow…

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Communications Technologies and Services Roadmap

23 December 2020

Just released by the Australian Space Agency, the Communications Technologies and Services Roadmap provides a 10 year plan and sets the strategic direction to support the growth of the industry. You can download the roadmap here.

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State of Space Report 2020

23 December 2020

The 2020 State of Space Report documents the Australian Government’s civil space responsibilities and activities from 1 July 2019 – 30 June 2020. The Australian Space Agency entered into the second phase of the Australian Civil Space Strategy 2019-2020: moving  from establishment to fully operational headquartered at the Lot Fourteen innovation precinct in Adelaide, South…

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SEVEN SISTERS – Australia’s First Lunar Exploration Mission

17 December 2020

Unveiled today after a year in stealth mode, SEVEN SISTERS: the Australian Lunar Exploration Mission to send nanosatellites and sensors to the Moon to search for accessible water and resources, supporting NASA’s Artemis Program. Led by a world-class team of space, industry and research leaders, Fleet Space Technologies, OZ Minerals, University of Adelaide, UNSW, Unearthed, Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems, Inc. and Fugro are already developing…

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Australia’s first mission to the moon

10 December 2020

Lunar Ascent, an industry-led consortium spearheaded by Space Machines Company and supported by Deloitte, is inviting all companies and related entities in the space industry to join this moon shot – to send the first Australian nanosatellites to orbit around the Moon in 2024 by providing a cost-effective and innovative rideshare opportunity for Australian commercial,…

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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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