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We provide grants to help Australian businesses and research organisations become involved with international space agencies or established programs.
G’Day Moon is our first mission to the moon. Partnering with NASA, we will fly an Australian-made, semi-autonomous rover to the Moon. This is a key step towards establishing a sustainable human presence on the Moon, as well supporting future missions to Mars.
We’ve long been a land of explorers and adventurers travellers and trailblazers.
We’ve traversed all manner of terrains,chased the horizon in every direction, climbed higher, descended deeper, gone further, and still the quest continues.
There will always be more to explore. So where to from here? We say bring on the beyond, our boldest adventure yet. Australia, we’re going to the moon.
Opportunities for Australian businesses
Moon to Mars Initiative: Trailblazer program
The Trailblazer program will:
- contribute flagship Australian space capability to an international space exploration program
- leverage Australia’s competitive strengths in space and showcase Australian capabilities to the world.
Moon to Mars Initiative: Supply Chain Program
The Supply Chain Program consists of 2 elements:
- Supply Chain Capability Improvement Grants: grants for Australian businesses to build capacity to deliver products and services into domestic and international space supply chains.
- Supply Chain Facilitation: tenders to procure services to facilitate supply chain opportunities.
Moon to Mars Initiative: Demonstrator program
The program consists of 2 elements:
- Demonstrator Feasibility Grants: grants to develop the feasibility of space projects and missions.
- Demonstrator Mission Grants: grants for space activities at more advanced stages of mission development.
Australian small and medium-sized businesses will be able to access up to $10 million to help launch their products into space.
Space Infrastructure Fund
The SIF targeted 7 infrastructure projects around Australia:
- space manufacturing facilities (New South Wales, $2 million)
- mission control centre (South Australia, $6 million)
- tracking facilities upgrade (Tasmania, $1.2 million)
- robotics, automation and AI command and control (Western Australia, $4.5 million)
- space payload qualification facilities (national, $2.5 million)
- pathway to launch (national, $0.9 million).
International Space Investment initiative
The initiative provides $25 million for Australian companies and research organisations to work with:
- the Indian Space Research Organisation
- the Indian space sector.