Issue #1(19) 2019 Astronautics

Growing Australia’s space industry

The antennas of the Australia Telescope Compact Array, near Narrabri, New South Wales.
The antennas of the Australia Telescope Compact Array, near Narrabri, New South Wales.
Anthony Murfettt Australian Space Agency, Canberra, Australia

Australia formally announced its intention to establish an Australian Space Agency at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Adelaide in 2017 and less than a year later, in July 2018, the agency opened its doors for the first time. Here, Anthony Murfett reviews the foundation of this fledgling space agency, its main areas of interest and primary responsibilities.

The Australian Space Agency was established with a purpose to grow and transform a globally respected space industry that lifts the broader economy, inspires and improves the lives of Australians.

The Agency has a clear mandate to focus on the growth of the country’s space industry. To deliver on this mandate we will need to develop and support strong international and national partnerships and show how space technologies impact on every part of the economy and everyday life.

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