The space industry plays an essential role in the lives of all Australians.
Our telecommunications, especially in rural areas, rely on satellite infrastructure. Our industries rely access to accurate satellite images and other data derived from space, our weather forecasts and positioning technologies on our phones even rely on space science and space-based infrastructure. The space industry is critical to the way we live our lives.
Australia's space industry, while currently small in the global context, is poised for growth thanks to pioneering technology transformation, industry momentum created by the Australian Space Agency, and growing demand for downstream services.
Strategic opportunities for Australian industry
Australian industry has a unique opportunity to leverage the nation's strengths and advantages to increase its role in the international space sector by providing strategic contributions to global value chains that result in economic return and improve the lives of Australians.
- Growing the ecosystem and downstream utilisation of space-derived data and services, such as Earth Observation, positioning navigation and timing, and satellite communications.
- Building an Australian industry to track space objects to ensure the continued availability of space assets.
- Leveraging Australia's research and industrial strengths to develop cutting edge technology for global space exploration and utilisation.
Our Roadmap also outlines key enablers that will help our space industry pursue these growth opportunities.