On 23 February 2021, Australia and United Kingdom signed the Space Bridge Framework Arrangement.
The Arrangement enhances cooperation between Austrade, the Australian Space Agency, UK Department for International Trade and the UK Space Agency. It aims to increase connection, exchange and investment across both space sectors.
In the interests of strengthening the relationship between the UK and Australia through space engagement to create a more integrated market spanning the two countries, the Participants establish a UK-Australia Space Bridge (Space Bridge) through the signing of this Space Bridge Framework Arrangement (Arrangement).
The Space Bridge will:
This Space Bridge establishes a framework for individual arrangements between relevant government and private sector actors from the UK and Australia to support further cooperation on space activities. These are described in this Space Bridge as ‘Pillars’.
The Space Bridge will be supported by dedicated work programmes with funding to be determined by individual Participants.
This Space Bridge will:
This Space Bridge sets out the framework for ongoing cooperation between the UK and Australia on space issues, covering four interrelated Pillars: