Green light on Space Discovery Centre build


The Australian Space Discovery Centre is one step closer to launch as construction of the facility and Mission Control Centre officially starts. The Australian Space Discovery Centre is underpinned by a strong STEM education focus. It will inspire the next generation of the space workforce through stories of opportunity, curiosity and technology. Read more.


NASA Search and Rescue partners with SmartSat CRC

SmartSat CRC has partnered with NASA’s Search and Rescue Office to advance stress-related communications and navigation technology for the benefit of the U.S. and Australia. This collaboration will help to continue building Australia’s space industry.

Space Industry Xchange

Dr Megan Clark AC will speak at the US-Australia Space Industry Xchange. Hosted by G’Day USA, the event will look at Australia’s participation with the US on the return to the Moon and on to Mars. The line up also features Dr Larry Marshall, CSIRO, and Lt Gen Larry James (USAF, Ret.), NASA JPL.

World Space Week

The theme for World Space Week 2020 is ‘Satellites Improve Life’. Join us from 4-10 October as we celebrate World Space Week – share your activities with us for promotion.

Virtual international space conference and exhibition

Organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in association with Indian Space Research Organization and Antrix Corporation Limited, our Executive Director for International and National Engagement, Karl Rodrigues, will speak at the National Space Programs session.

Australian space company aids in bushfire recovery

Australian space company, Geospatial Intelligence, has continued its world-leading partnership with Geoimage and Airbus Defence and Space, to deliver to the New South Wales Government a second up-to-date, very-high resolution satellite image mosaic over the entire State.

Apply for SpaceCom Entrepreneur Challenge

Are you the next SpaceCom Entrepreneur Challenge winner? New space companies from around the world are invited to apply for the SpaceCom Entrepreneur Challenge 2020, and compete for prizes based on the quality of their business plan and funding pitches. In the past five years, over 150 companies have participated in the SpaceCom Entrepreneur Challenge.

10th Australian Space Forum

Register now for the 10th Australian Space Forum to be held on 25 November 2020 at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Hosted by The South Australian Space Industry Centre with the Australian Space Agency and SmartSat CRC, the event will showcase the best of Australia’s space industry.

European Space Agency invitation to tender

The European Space Agency has opened up the next round of tenders for the development of their New Norcia facility in WA.This stage looks to upgrade the existing facility in anticipation of the future installation of their next deep space antenna. The tender is open to Australian companies, however you will need an EMITS account to fully access the documentation.


Congratulations Kerrie!

Congratulations Kerrie Dougherty, OAM for her Service to astronautics. Kerrie is an independent space historian, curator and writer, alongside working for the Australian Space Agency. Kerrie has had a long career in space, studying science and archaeology. From the Powerhouse Museum to the International Space University, she has authored a few books including the history of space ‘Australia in Space’. View Ceremony 6 of the investiture ceremony at NSW Government House. Image: Portrait of a Curator, by Leo Flanders.

Graduate team shaping an inspire plan

Our graduate team from the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources has been advancing their STEM inspiration project. Daisy Wang is pictured with Professor Russell Boyce on a recent stakeholder visit to the UNSW Canberra Space facilities.

Last chance to share your future space missions

Help us design new opportunities to grow Australia’s space industry! Tell us what missions you are looking to be a part of, from R&D, developing new technologies for space exploration, and type of payloads you’ll be sending to space. The Future space industry missions consultation closes this Friday 18th September.


Industrial Sciences Group is one of ten successful grant recipients from the Australian Space Agency’s International Space Investment initiative. They will develop a new tool to help satellite operators assess the risks to satellites from collisions with space debris. Read more. We’re spotlighting projects in the space industry. Tell us what you are working on, so we can share your industry news. Email to


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