Space technology and services benefit all Australians. Space-based technology underpins a lot of the daily conveniences Australians have come to expect. This includes:
- weather forecasting
- emergency management
- internet access
- online banking
Space technology can also assist:
- farmers to monitor the health of their crops
- emergency response workers track bushfires
- autonomous mining vehicles
Securing the future of Australia’s space sector is at the core of Advancing Space: Australian Civil Space Strategy 2019-2028. The Australian space sector is a set of space-related activities along the space value chain. See all Agency publications.
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We’re focusing on market gaps, emerging areas and areas of competitive advantage. Collaboration between government, our R&D sector and industry is growing. Our space economy is strong in production areas and we're building upstream capabilities.
Read more about developing national capability.
Australia's space capability is stronger because we take part in:
- international forums
We also leverage global partnerships to open the door to Australian innovators.
Read more about how we’re leading international collaboration.
We authorise space objects like satellites, high power rockets and launch facilities. Our role is to:
- assist entrepreneurs
- ensure national safety
- meet international obligations
See how we're inspiring the nation and supporting the future workforce.
Careers in space
We’re inspiring young Australians to take up STEM careers to support the growth of the future workforce.
Space Discovery Centre
We’re building a public place that will inspire, educate and engage anyone interested in space or aspiring to a career in space.
We’re engaging students and young people with fun and educational learning resources that capture Australia’s history in space, space facts and career pathways in the space industry.
We're helping Australian businesses participate in the global space market.
Space infrastructure funding
We’re supporting our domestic space industry with funding for businesses and researchers to participate in the global space economy.
Enabling international space investment
We’re providing grants for projects that enable Australia to participate in international space agency activities.
Moon to Mars: opportunities for Australian businesses
We’re providing Australian businesses and researchers opportunities to participate in NASA’s Moon to Mars program.
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