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Notice of Minister decisions about space activities

This table highlights Minister decisions to grant, vary, revoke, suspend or transfer a permit, licence or authorisation under the Space (Launches and Returns) Act 2018.

Application type

Applicant organisation

General description of the proposal

Notice of Minister decision

Date of Minister decision

Overseas Payload Permit (transitional)

Space Environment Research Centre Limited

Payload mounted on a CubeSat to support research undertaken by the Space Environment Research Centre.

Granted

4/12/2019

Overseas Payload Permit (transitional)

The University of New South Wales

The M2 Pathfinder satellite (CubeSat) will test communications architecture and other technologies that will assist in informing future space capabilities.

Granted

13/02/2020

Overseas Payload Permit (2018 Act)

EchoStar Global Australia Pty Ltd

Communications satellite (CubeSat) testing Internet of Things connectivity.

Granted

23/03/2020

Overseas Payload Permit (2018 Act)

EchoStar Global Australia Pty Ltd

Communications satellite (CubeSat) testing Internet of Things connectivity.

Granted

23/03/2020

Overseas Payload Permit (2018 Act)

Myriota Pty Ltd

Myriota satellite ‘Myriota 5’ will provide direct-to-orbit satellite connectivity for the Internet of Things.

Granted

11/09/2020

Overseas Payload Permit (2018 Act)

Myriota Pty Ltd

Myriota satellite ‘Myriota 6’ will provide direct-to-orbit satellite connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

Granted

20/11/2020

Overseas Payload Permit (2018 Act)

Myriota Pty Ltd

Myriota satellite ‘Myriota 7’ will provide direct-to-orbit satellite connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

Granted

20/11/2020

Overseas Payload Permit (2018 Act)

University of New South Wales

UNSW satellites M2-A and M2-B will test a number of systems designed by UNSW, including decoupling, artificial intelligence and space situational awareness capabilities.

Granted

02/02/2021

Overseas Payload Permit (2018 Act)

Fleet Space Technologies Pty Ltd

Fleet satellite Centauri-3 will provide communication with the Fleet network.

Granted

05/02/2021

Launch facility licence

SouthernLaunch.Space Pty Ltd

Mobile launch facility at Koonibba Test Range, South Australia for suborbital launches.

Granted

09/03/2021

Overseas Payload Permit (2018 Act) Curtin University Satellite Binar-1 will test a number of systems designed by Curtin to be used in future satellites. Granted 29/04/2021
Overseas Payload Permit (2018 Act) EchoStar Global Australia Pty Ltd Satellite ‘EchoStar Global – 3’ (EG-3), a communications satellite, will also be used to expand testing of the EchoStar mobile satellite service network. Granted 10/05/2021
Overseas Payload Permit (2018 Act) The University of Sydney The CUAVA-1 satellite will collect research data from low earth orbit and transmit to the research team for use in scientific and engineering analyses undertaken by the CUAVA Centre and collaborators. Granted 14/05/2021
Overseas Payload Permit (2018 Act) Fleet Space Technologies Pty Ltd Fleet satellite Centauri-4 will provide communication with the Fleet network. Granted 25/05/2021

Launch facility licence

SouthernLaunch.Space Pty Ltd

Launch facility at the Whalers Way Orbital Launch Complex at Sleaford, South Australia for a suborbital test launch campaign.

Granted

12/07/2021

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Last updated: 24 August 2021

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