Moon to Mars – Consultation Sessions

The Australian Space Agency is undertaking public consultations to inform the development of the $150 million Moon to Mars initiative, which will support Australian businesses and researchers to join NASA’s inspirational plan to return to the Moon and then go on to Mars.

The Australian Government announced the $150 million Moon to Mars initiative in September 2019. The program delivers $150 million to support Australian businesses and researchers to access international space supply chains, create jobs in Australia and support the growth of industries across the economy through the development and application of space technologies. Through this, Australian organisations will join with NASA and other international partners to bring Australian capabilities to space, the Moon, Mars and beyond. Funding is over a five year period, commencing 1 July 2020.

Consultation process

The Australian Space Agency is seeking feedback on the Moon to Mars initiative, this includes consideration of the objectives, program design and potential areas of investment that will develop Australia’s space industry and inspire the public. The feedback received will inform the detailed design of the grant program, including being used to develop the grant guidelines.

Consultations will run throughout February and March 2020. The consultation process will capture responses through face to face meetings, which will be held in capital cities across the country. You can register to attend at the links below.

Friday 14 FebruaryHobart
Monday 17 FebruaryMelbourne
Thursday 20 FebruaryAdelaide
Friday 21 FebruaryPerth
Monday 24 FebruarySydney
Tuesday 25 FebruaryCanberra
Friday 28 FebruaryBrisbane
Monday 2 MarchDarwin
Discussion Paper

A discussion paper will be available on the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources’ online consultation hub on Monday 10 February at www.consult.industry.gov.au/space/m2m until 6 March 2020.

Moon To Mars Program Design Consultation Darwin