Australian industry joint statements
On 6 August 2019, the Australian Space Agency and Speedcast International Ltd signed a Statement of Strategic Intent and Cooperation. It supports the expansion and growth of the space sector in Australia, through partnerships, collaboration and resource investment.
Read the full statement below.
The Commonwealth of Australia as represented by the Australian Space Agency, part of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, hereinafter referred to as “the Agency” and represented by Dr Megan Clark AC, Head, Australian Space Agency; and Speedcast International Ltd, hereinafter referred to as “Speedcast” and represented by Mr Pierre-Jean Beylier, CEO, Speedcast;
Recalling that the Australian Civil Space Strategy 2019-2028 (Strategy) is a framework for the development and growth of the Australian space industry over ten years; underpinned by four strategic pillars: International; National; Responsible; and Inspire. Under these pillars the strategy outlines a plan to realise opportunities and address challenges by opening doors internationally; increasing national space capability; promoting responsible regulation, risk and space culture; and building the future workforce. The Strategy sets a path for the Agency to triple the size of Australia’s space sector to $12 billion and create another 20,000 jobs by 2030;
Recalling that the Agency's purpose is to transform and grow a globally respected Australian space industry that lifts the broader economy, inspires and improves the lives of Australians – underpinned by strong international and national engagement;
Recalling that the Agency has seven National Civil Space Priority Areas under the Strategy including communications technologies and services; position, navigation and timing infrastructure; space situational awareness and debris monitoring; leapfrog research and development; Earth observation services; robotics and automation on Earth and in space; and access to space;
Recalling that Speedcast operates and supports a global, multi-access, multi-band and multi-orbit satellite network to support enterprise and government services globally;
Recognising that Speedcast operates and focusses its resources in the support and development of key industry verticals: Energy; Maritime; Government and; Enterprise and Emerging Markets;
Recalling that Speedcast's advantage is its people who have a foundation in the following values of agile and responsive, success through people and safety, and team spirit to ensure that they meet their customers’ communications needs, when and wherever required;
Recalling that Speedcast are supportive in expanding and growing the space sector in Australia, through partnerships, collaboration, and resource investment;
Acknowledging that the Agency and Speedcast share the objective of enhancing the capability and competitiveness of Australian industry and promoting investments in space capabilities and capacities that will support smart growth and highly qualified jobs, as well as improving the day to day lives of all Australians through innovative products and services;
Acknowledging that the Agency as an Australian government agency is committed to open, transparent and significant industry engagement;
Acknowledging that Speedcast has committed to, or completed, the following projects:
Speedcast is an acknowledged leader in delivery of critical communications to some of the most valuable, remote and high-risk projects and operations in the world. Speedcast continues to evolve the business to integrate the latest technologies in Cyber Security, Internet of Things (IoT) and Network Optimisation.
Through this Joint Statement, Speedcast acknowledges the following current projects, areas of strategic interest and growth, potential new areas of collaboration and support for education and training which are of interest to the nation.
This Statement constitutes the expression of both parties' intention to continue discussions. This Statement does not create any legal relations or obligations between the parties, and neither party makes any representation or promise, nor gives any information, that may be relied upon by the other party.