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International collaboration on space
We participate in international forums, agreements and treaties to strengthen Australia’s space capability.
The Australian Space Agency is the central coordination point for Australia’s civil space activities.
Australia is a signatory to the:
- 1967 United Nation (UN) Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and other Celestial Bodies
- 1968 UN Agreement on the Rescue of Astronauts, the Return of Astronauts and the Return of Objects Launched into Outer Space
- 1972 UN Convention on International Liability for Damage Caused by Space Objects
- 1975 UN Convention on Registration of Objects Launched into Outer Space
- The 1979 UN Agreement Governing the Activities of States on the Moon and other Celestial Bodies
Australia is a member of the following space-related international forums:
- The UN Committee on the Peaceful Use of Outer Space
- International Astronautical Federation
- Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum
The Agency has entered into Memoranda of Understandings (MoUs) with other nations to identify areas of cooperation in space. We have also entered into strategic international partnerships to grow Australia’s space capability.
- The Australian Government is investing $150 million over 5 years for Australian businesses and researchers to join NASA’s US Moon to Mars mission, 22 September
- Read about strategic industry partnerships in space
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Last updated: 8 December 2020
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