BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//Space Industry Association of Australia - ECPv5.4.0//NONSGML v1.0//EN CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH X-WR-CALNAME:Space Industry Association of Australia X-ORIGINAL-URL: X-WR-CALDESC:Events for Space Industry Association of Australia BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:Australia/Melbourne BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:+1100 TZOFFSETTO:+1000 TZNAME:AEST DTSTART:20210403T160000 END:STANDARD BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZOFFSETFROM:+1000 TZOFFSETTO:+1100 TZNAME:AEDT DTSTART:20211002T160000 END:DAYLIGHT TZID:Asia/Shanghai BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:+0800 TZOFFSETTO:+0800 TZNAME:CST DTSTART:20210101T000000 END:STANDARD TZID:Australia/Adelaide BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:+1030 TZOFFSETTO:+0930 TZNAME:ACST DTSTART:20210403T163000 END:STANDARD BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZOFFSETFROM:+0930 TZOFFSETTO:+1030 TZNAME:ACDT DTSTART:20211002T163000 END:DAYLIGHT TZID:Australia/Sydney BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:+1100 TZOFFSETTO:+1000 TZNAME:AEST DTSTART:20210403T160000 END:STANDARD BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZOFFSETFROM:+1000 TZOFFSETTO:+1100 TZNAME:AEDT DTSTART:20211002T160000 END:DAYLIGHT TZID:America/Los_Angeles BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZOFFSETFROM:-0800 TZOFFSETTO:-0700 TZNAME:PDT DTSTART:20210314T100000 END:DAYLIGHT BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:-0700 TZOFFSETTO:-0800 TZNAME:PST DTSTART:20211107T090000 END:STANDARD TZID:UTC BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:+0000 TZOFFSETTO:+0000 TZNAME:UTC DTSTART:20210101T000000 END:STANDARD TZID:America/Denver BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZOFFSETFROM:-0700 TZOFFSETTO:-0600 TZNAME:MDT DTSTART:20210314T090000 END:DAYLIGHT BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:-0600 TZOFFSETTO:-0700 TZNAME:MST DTSTART:20211107T080000 END:STANDARD END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20210202T140000 DTEND;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20210202T160000 DTSTAMP:20210227T131833 CREATED:20210131T212737Z LAST-MODIFIED:20210131T212737Z SUMMARY:Australia's Future in Space Science - Draft Plan Consultation Webinar DESCRIPTION:A new strategic plan for Australian space science has been under development for some time on behalf of the Australian Academy of Science. This has been informed by several expert working groups\, surveys\, and other consultation. This session will provide opportunity for public comment on the summary of the draft Plan.\n\n\nOur society is increasingly dependent on space derived services\, while the burgeoning pace of space activity will unleash new opportunities and risks. The Plan outlines a framework for space science to advance Australia’s interests and priorities by contributing to discovery and innovation\, the economy\, security\, society\, and the workforce. Space science is a fundamental enabler for space industry and applications\, and Australia’s world-class expertise in space science is critical for effectively leveraging these opportunities and mitigating risks. \nThis is the opportunity to provide constructive feedback helping shape the Plan for the benefit of all Australians. \nJoin Emeritus Professor Fred Menk\, Chair of the National Committee for Space and Radio Science and two members of the expert working group\, Imogen Rea and Professor Phil Bland as they discuss the strategic direction of the plan and answer your questions. \nDuring this session there will be an opportunity to provide comment and questions to members of the expert working group through the Q&A interface\, or alternatively you can send your questions through to prior to the event. \n\n\nRegister for the session here.\n\n\n \n\n\nView the draft plan here. URL: CATEGORIES:Australian Events ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg: END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20210208 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20210212 DTSTAMP:20210227T131833 CREATED:20210106T230716Z LAST-MODIFIED:20210106T230716Z SUMMARY:Small Sat Symposium 2021 DESCRIPTION:Built to connect the worldwide SmallSat business community once again\, SmallSat Symposium 2021 Virtual not only provides access to exciting content\, but fosters genuine interaction among attendees\, functioning as a platform for initiating dialogue. \nCommit to expanding your business in the current environment. Whether your interest is in understanding the changing marketplace\, connecting with others\, or discovering new technologies\, this conference is loaded with exceptional content and tools. \nBuilt upon the success of prior virtual events\, and improved with feedback from industry veterans\, the SmallSat Symposium will be your best satellite industry virtual event experience to date. \nYou can view the agenda here. URL: CATEGORIES:International Events ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png: END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Australia/Adelaide:20210211T100000 DTEND;TZID=Australia/Adelaide:20210211T113000 DTSTAMP:20210227T131833 CREATED:20210119T214357Z LAST-MODIFIED:20210119T214357Z SUMMARY:Australian Space Agency Comms Technologies & Services Roadmap info session DESCRIPTION:The Australian Space Agency is hosting an information session following the release of the Communications Technologies and Services Roadmap\n\n\nThe 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 of Australians. The Australian Space Agency’s Communications Technologies and Services Roadmap provides a 10 year plan to provide strategic direction to support the growth of the industry. It will secure the future of Australia’s space sector. \nThe advanced communications roadmap will: \n\ninform and guide the pursuit of opportunities\n\n\nidentify necessary activities\n\n\ndetermine supporting conditions\n\nAdvancing Space: Australian Civil Space Strategy 2019-2028\, identifies the 7 National Civil Space Priority Areas. Roadmaps align to each of these areas to: \n\ndescribe a pathway to uplift capability\n\n\ncoordinate activities with industry\, researchers and government agencies\n\n\nencourage organisations to invest resources and efforts where they want to pursue the opportunities identified in the roadmaps\n\nThe Communications Technologies and Services Roadmap prioritises six focus segments. These are the areas of greatest opportunity for the Australian space sector. Focus segments highlight the potential to deliver advantage to Australia over the next decade. \n\nLow Earth orbit (LEO) satellite services\n\n\nOptical ground stations\n\n\nHybrid RF-optical\n\n\nReconfigurable networks\, radios\, modems and waveforms\n\n\nSatellite communication network management tools\n\n\nQuantum enabled communications\n\n____________________________________________________________________________________________ \nThe webinar includes presentations from Agency panellists: \n\nMichael Hose (Director Space Domain\, Defence SA) \nKatherine Bennell Pegg (Assistant Manager\, Chief Technology Office)\n\nThe session will run for approximately one hour. There will be opportunities at the end of the presentation to ask questions to each speaker. \nWho should attend? \nThis session is open to industry\, businesses\, the research sector\, and those who are interested to learn more about the first technical roadmap\, a significant milestone for the civil space sector on its exciting journey of growth and transformation into the next decade. \nThe information session is intended for the space industry\, it is not open to media. Should media be interested in a briefing\, contact \nFor more information \nTo view a copy of the publication\, visit Communications Technologies and Services Roadmap. URL: CATEGORIES:Australian Events ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg: END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20210217 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20210218 DTSTAMP:20210227T131833 CREATED:20210114T020905Z LAST-MODIFIED:20210114T020905Z SUMMARY:Australasian Symposium on Antennas DESCRIPTION:The aim of the ASA is informing engineers\, scientists and industry representatives working on antennas\, electromagnetics\, and related areas of current and projected developments.  The Symposium also provides a valuable opportunity for students to take part in a professional virtual meeting. \nAs a virtual symposium\, the live event will consist of student presentations followed by a keynote speaker and/or panel session.  However\, submissions (abstract and pre-recorded video presentation\, if desired) are invited from anyone in the Australasian region.  Registration will be complimentary\, and everyone who is registered will have access to the abstracts\, pre-recorded video presentations (if provided) and a recording of the live event. \nA prize will be awarded for the best student presentation as part of the live event. The SIAA is a proud sponsor of the 17th ASA. \nTo mitigate the uncertainty of travel restrictions and social distancing\, the 17th ASA will be a virtual live event held on the 17th of February 2021. URL: ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/gif: END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Los_Angeles:20210218T120000 DTEND;TZID=America/Los_Angeles:20210218T130000 DTSTAMP:20210227T131833 CREATED:20210215T232838Z LAST-MODIFIED:20210215T232838Z SUMMARY:Space Tourism & The Overview Effect: Fireside Chat with Frank White DESCRIPTION:The overview effect is a cognitive shift in awareness reported by some astronauts during spaceflight\, often while viewing the Earth from outer space. The term and concept were coined in 1987 by Frank White\, who explored the theme in his book The Overview Effect. \nFrom space\, national boundaries vanish\, the conflicts that divide people become less important\, and the need to create a planetary society with the united will to protect this “pale blue dot” becomes both obvious and imperative. URL: CATEGORIES:International Events ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png: END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20210223 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20210225 DTSTAMP:20210227T131833 CREATED:20210111T005003Z LAST-MODIFIED:20210111T005003Z SUMMARY:Fundamentals of Space Communications DESCRIPTION:Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) satellites and the fast-growing Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) and Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites constellations are competing in the high-volume terrestrial communications market. Typically satellite communication systems are more competitive in rural area\, underserved communities\, and broadcast television\, but the development of High Through Put (HTP) satellite technologies are having the effect of leveling the playing field compared with cable and terrestrial wireless systems. \nThis course provides an overview of the current satellite technology. It explains the advantages and disadvantages of satellites in the three orbital categories (GEO\, MEO and LEO)\, the reasons why satellites have expanded operation into higher frequencies\, the practical limitations of higher frequency operation and discusses some of the cutting-edge methods deployed by the satellite industry to maximize data through-put and signal availability. In addition\, the course shows how the limited resource of wireless frequency spectrum is reused to multiple the satellites output. These techniques are applicable to ground base systems as well as airborne and navel applications. Some current and near future satellite systems that optimize coverage and data rates will be discussed. URL: CATEGORIES:International Events ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png: END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20210223 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20210224 DTSTAMP:20210227T131833 CREATED:20210111T005132Z LAST-MODIFIED:20210111T005132Z SUMMARY:Aerospace Manufacturing: Advanced Techniques DESCRIPTION:The aerospace industry has suffered in 2020 due to the impacts of the covid-19 pandemic just like most industries. Simultaneously\, the United States is at risk of being displaced by China as the world’s space superpower. More than ever\, aerospace manufacturers and suppliers in America are looking for ways to streamline operations\, reduce costs and improve efficiencies\, but most importantly\, stay competitive. Aerospace companies that embrace advancements in manufacturing will have a greater chance to create a competitive advantage\, survive the pandemic recession\, and thrive in the long run. \nLRA Institute’s online symposium\, Aerospace Manufacturing: Advanced Techniques brings together expert consultants\, innovative solutions providers\, and senior technical engineers from the federal government and a leading national institute. Get the latest information on industry standards\, composite materials\, best manufacturing practices\, and advanced techniques to push America’s aerospace supply chain forward. URL: ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png: END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20210224 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20210227 DTSTAMP:20210227T131833 CREATED:20210114T031829Z LAST-MODIFIED:20210114T031829Z SUMMARY:IASC 2021 Commons in Space Virtual Conference DESCRIPTION:This conference aims to bring together scholars and practitioners on the commons in space. It will cover topics from the satellites and space debris increasingly congesting orbital space\, mining of celestial bodies\, diverse perspectives on space as a global commons\, protection of dark night sky\, going beyond Antarctica and High Sea regulations as models for space law\, and much more. \nThe topic of outer space as global commons received a boost of attention by the April 2020 Executive Order of President Donald J Trump\, declaring that outer space should not be viewed as a global commons. What are the implications of this perspective\, as well as the increasing participation of private actors in space exploration? How do we create a fair use of the benefits of knowledge and innovations due to space research? How do we solve collective action problems to ensure the long-term sustainability of space exploration activities? \nAs a virtual conference within a series of conferences organized by the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC)\, we will facilitate a discussion between space scholars and scholars studying more traditional commons. What can we learn from governing shared resources on Earth to derive fair and productive outcomes when governing shared resources in space? And what can commons scholars\, working on local and regional scales\, learn from space commons that face governance on a scale beyond planet Earth? How can commons scholarship provide models for diverse stakeholder groups to have agency and voice as humanity takes important steps towards sustained human presence on the Moon\, Mars and beyond? URL: CATEGORIES:International Events ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png: END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Australia/Adelaide:20210224T140000 DTEND;TZID=Australia/Adelaide:20210224T153000 DTSTAMP:20210227T131833 CREATED:20210222T022351Z LAST-MODIFIED:20210222T022351Z SUMMARY:Modern Manufacturing Initiative - Information Session DESCRIPTION:This information session will provide information on the newly opened streams of the Modern Manufacturing Initiative (MMI).\n\n\nThe MMI is the centrepiece of the Australian Government’s Modern Manufacturing Strategy (MMS). The MMI Translation and Integration streams will help manufacturers to scale up\, create jobs\, drive collaboration and identify new opportunities to access domestic and global value chains. \nInformation about the new program\, including the grant opportunity guidelines and a link to the online application form\, is available at for the Integration stream and for the Translation stream. \nWe are hosting information sessions that will provide an overview of the Manufacturing Translation and Integration streams\, including eligibility requirements and key points from the assessment criteria. We will also provide some general tips for presenting a strong application. The session will be recorded and uploaded to \nFunding opportunities \nThe MMI is now open providing co-funding for manufacturing projects across two streams: \n\nManufacturing Translation Stream: this stream helps Australian manufacturers translate high quality research and ideas into commercial outcomes and support businesses to scale-up and become more competitive and resilient.\nManufacturing Integration Stream: this stream helps Australian manufacturers to access domestic and international value chains\, propelling their goods and services into new markets and fostering Australia’s reputation as a modern manufacturing leader. \n\nAustralian Government funding will be provided on a co-investment basis and will cover up to 50 per cent of eligible project expenditure. The first round of the MMI Translation and Integrations streams is for the Space National Manufacturing Priority. Funding rounds for the other National Manufacturing Priorities will open in the coming weeks. \nThis session will be hosted on the Webex platform. \nTimes: \nNew South Wales/ACT/Victoria and Tasmania: 2.00pm – 3.30pm \nSouth Australia: 1.30pm – 3.00pm \nQueensland: 1.00pm – 2.30pm \nNorthern Territory: 12.30pm – 2.00pm \nWestern Australia: 11.00am – 12.30pm URL: CATEGORIES:Australian Events ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png: END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20210225T150000 DTEND;TZID=Australia/Melbourne:20210225T163000 DTSTAMP:20210227T131833 CREATED:20210215T232201Z LAST-MODIFIED:20210215T232201Z SUMMARY:COSMOS Briefing - Building Australia's Space Industry - What are the benefits? DESCRIPTION:It has been two years since the official launch of the Australian Space Agency. While the agency is still young\, it has opened exciting doors for the nation. In this briefing\, Hosted by Professor Alan Duffy\, the discussion will include how Australia’s space industry is expanding\, what can be done to stay competitive\, and how to maximise the benefits of private industry alongside government at the final frontier. URL: CATEGORIES:Australian Events ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg: END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Australia/Adelaide:20210225T190000 DTEND;TZID=Australia/Adelaide:20210225T200000 DTSTAMP:20210227T131833 CREATED:20210222T035607Z LAST-MODIFIED:20210222T035607Z SUMMARY:FIRST CONTACT: SONIC HORIZONS & MELBOURNE SPACE PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:Madeleine Bandurski interviews Andrew Wetherell of Melbourne Space Program and Poppy Gounder of Sonic Horizons \n\n\nSonic Horizons presents First Contact first public event! Thursday 25th of Feb at 7:00pm AEST Madeleine Bandurski will inetrveiw Andrew Wetherell of Melbourne Space Program and Poppy Gounder of Sonic Horizons to discuss how the space ecosytem can benefit from both programs and tell the audience more about how they can get involed with MSP. \nConnecting students to industy ! come and join the Q & A more tba soon URL: CATEGORIES:Australian Events END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Australia/Sydney:20210225T193000 DTEND;TZID=Australia/Sydney:20210225T220000 DTSTAMP:20210227T131833 CREATED:20210211T001637Z LAST-MODIFIED:20210211T001637Z SUMMARY:Startup pitching - Project Cyclotron and Space Accelerator Programme DESCRIPTION:CALLING ALL AUSTRALIAN SPACE AND TECH START-UPS! \nThe Northern Territory Government\, Darwin Innovation Hub\, Singapore Space & Technology Limited and Cap Vista invite you to the virtual Project Cyclotron Workshop and Space Accelerator Program Startup Pitching on Thurs 25 Feb 2021\, 7.30 – 10pm AEDT. \nProject Cyclotron is a joint venture building programme that develops innovative space and deep tech start-ups\, by providing them with highly customised support for commercial success.  Project Cyclotron has a strategic partnership with Australia’s Northern Territory Government and Darwin Innovation Hub to enable a two-way deal flow of space start-ups between Australia’s  Northern Territory and Singapore. \nProgram highlights:  \nTimes AEDT \n7:30 – 8:30pm: Australia’s Northern Territory Government and Darwin Innovation Hub Showcase (Project Cyclotron Strategic Partner) \n8:30 – 9:30pm: Startup pitching – Project Cyclotron and Space Accelerator Programme \n9:30 – 10pm: Project Cyclotron Panel Discussion \nPlease sign up here and select “Virtual Project Cyclotron Workshop & Startup Pitching” on the second page. The workshop is free to attend. URL: CATEGORIES:Australian Events ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg: END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR