We provide grants for projects to support Australian businesses and research organisations to become involved with international space agencies or established programs.
Each program supports the Australian Civil Space Strategy.
The Moon to Mars initiative gives Australian businesses and researchers the opportunity to showcase their immense knowledge and capabilities in projects that can support NASA’s Moon to Mars program.
The initiative contains 3 integrated programs.
The Trailblazer program is the flagship element of the Moon to Mars initiative. It supports NASA’s space exploration program, and their endeavours to return to the Moon and then go on to Mars. It will:
Australia is heading to the Moon. We have reached an agreement with NASA for a small Australian-made ‘foundation services rover’ to be part of a future lunar mission. This will be supported by the Trailblazer program.
The Supply Chain program funds projects that deliver products and services into space supply chains.
The Supply Chain program consists of two elements:
The Demonstrator program provides a pathway to develop and launch products into space, which will create new capability and build space heritage.
The Demonstrator program consists of two elements:
Australian small and medium sized businesses will be able to access up to $10 million to help launch their products into space.
Round two of the Demonstrator program under the Moon to Mars initiative will see companies able to apply for “mission grants” of between $750,000 and $10 million.
Applications are expected to open late in the first quarter of 2022.
The Space Infrastructure Fund (SIF) invested $19.5 million into the growth of our space sector. It increased Australia’s space infrastructure and capabilities.
The SIF targeted 7 infrastructure projects around Australia:
The International Space Investment initiative helped unlock international space opportunities for Australia. It expanded the capability and capacity of our space sector.
The initiative provided $15 million for:
Last updated: 7 December 2021
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