Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the hope of a growing space industry was palpable. Ribbons were cut, buildings were dedicated and Australia’s space industry was going to triple in size in just ten years. But a few weeks into March, Europe and then Australia were slowly grinding to a halt as the reality of COVID-19 set in.
More than $7 billion will be spent to transform how Australia’s defence force operates in space, with a focus on improving sovereign capability.
The defence force will receive about $7 billion over the next decade to transform the way it operates in space. This means space will account for about 3 per cent of total defence investment over the next 10 years.
Gilmour Space has successfully completed a “hot fire” 45-second test of its upper-stage hybrid rocket engine. Gilmour made the announcement on Thursday morning, calling it the longest and most efficient test fire for the company so far. “It’s a key demonstration of our ability to produce repeatable, stable, and high-performance combustion over a…
Two Perth facilities have been awarded a total of $6 million under the federal Space Infrastructure Fund.
A multi-sensor space observatory to detect, track and monitor space objects will be built in remote South Australia.
Eight new contracts were announced under the Defence Innovation Hub program on Tuesday morning, with a total value of over $21 million.
SpaceX has well and truly revolutionised space travel. But what does this mean for the many Australian companies making up a new space sector Down Under?
Gilmour Space Technologies and Defence Science and Technology have announced an agreement to work together, with this potentially leading to dozens of new jobs this year.
South Australian electronic warfare company DEWC Systems has been awarded a $3.1 million contract to advance its space tactical sensor system for the Australian Defence Force.
An Australian space innovation program with the backing of Amazon and Deloitte will be expanded to the United Kingdom this year.