Definition of the Australian Space Sector

According to the Australian Space Agency, our domestic space sector is “a set of space-related activities along the space value chain and is part of the broader space economy.”

“The Australian space sector value chain includes four broad segments of activities:

  • Manufacturing
    • Ground segment manufacturing and services
    • Space segment manufacturing and services
  • Space operations
  • Space applications
  • Space enablers
    • Regulation and essential service delivery
    • Infrastructure and capabilities
    • Research, development and engineering
    • Specialised support services

All actors (private, public and academic) participating in any activities which sit within these segments are part of the space sector.”

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Space Industry Graphic