James Brown, the chief executive of the Space Industry Association of Australia, has welcomed the announcement of more than $1bn towards developing satellites.
This is a significant investment to develop Australia’s first national civilian space mission in 40 years. It will mean we can begin to guarantee access to essential space services for weather, disaster monitoring, and science. In the next decade we will be able to design, build, test and launch satellites from Australia which is critical to protecting our space infrastructure and leveraging opportunities in the booming global space economy.
The Space Industry of Australia (SIAA)
The Space Industry of Australia is the national peak body for the space industry in Australia,
representing more than 600 members. Formed in 1992, SIAA hosted the 2017 International Astronautical
Congress in Adelaide which led to the establishment of the Australian Space Agency in 2018. SIAA and
its member companies work closely with Australian governments, international partners, academia, and
industry to advance Australia’s space industry and economy.