Parliamentary space inquiry to hold public hearing on Wednesday


A public hearing on the development of Australia’s space industry will be held on Wednesday at Adelaide.

The House Standing Committee on Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources will hear from stakeholders during 9 am – 3.15 pm at the Adelaide Hilton’s Victoria Room. 

The terms of reference include:

  • Development of space satellites, technology and equipment;
  • International collaboration, engagement and missions;
  • Commercialisation of research and development, including flow on benefits to other industry sectors;
  • Future research capacity, workforce development and job creation; and
  • Other related matters.

“Like all the space endeavours the benefits are far greater on the ground after the launch than the initial thrill of successful deployment,” said Nationals MP Barnaby Joyce, the chair of the committee. 

“This inquiry will inform and ventilate the benefits of our own space industry across our nation.”

Submissions to the inquiry are open, according its website, and those submitted so far can be seen here.

The committee will also visit parts of the nation’s space infrastructure, including the RAAF No 1 Remote Sensor Unit, the Australian Space Agency, and Lot Fourteen.

Picture: Saber Astronautics

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