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South Australian rocket range one step closer to sending satellites into orbit to protect defence force

Aug 26, 2020
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DEWC Systems has just announced that next month a rocket will be launched from the world’s largest privately operated rocket test range near Koonibba, in the far west of South Australia, with a small, replica payload on board. A device that will collect information for the project will be launched into space next month. (Supplied:…

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Australian Youth Aerospace Scholarships

Aug 19, 2020
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The Australian Youth Aerospace Association has just announced multiple scholarships for young students interested in the aerospace industry. There will be two categories and 20 recipients (with up to $20,000 in total): 1. The Australian Youth Aerospace Leader scholarship, for all students currently studying at an Australian high school from years 10 to 12. 2. The…

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Australia’s space activities are poised for unprecedented expansion, but are our regulators ready?

Aug 18, 2020
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From Space Connect today… “In the face of a global pandemic, there is one sector providing a lot more than just a glimmer of hope, that is the nation’s burgeoning space industry, explains Equatorial Launch Australia chief executive Carley Scott. The burgeoning space sector presents unprecedented opportunities to ignite an economic recovery right now, and…

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Future space missions – consultation now open

Aug 17, 2020
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The Australian Space Agency is asking the local space industry for information on intended or desired near-term space missions, including to the Moon and beyond. The consultation process is particularly interested in finding out more about missions that: involve research and development develop enabling technologies for space exploration promote the potential for commercial and/or technology…

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Consultation on Protecting Critical Infrastructure and Systems of National Significance – SPACE

Aug 14, 2020
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​​​​​The Australian Government is committed to protecting the essential services all Australians rely on by uplifting the security and resilience of critical infrastructure. Critical infrastructure is increasingly interconnected and interdependent, delivering efficiencies and economic benefits to operations. However, connectivity without proper safeguards creates vulnerabilities that can deliberately or inadvertently cause disruption that could result in…

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