- Press Release
- August 19, 2022
On July 1 the Australia Space Agency Officially Began Operations
On July 1st the Australia Space Agency officially started operations.
What most people don’t know is that Australia used to have a national space agency until it was disbanded in the late 90’s for economic and political reasons. Now it’s back because of economic and political reasons
It’s an important milestone for the country as they look to space to help drive economic growth with an eye to tripling their share of the global space market by 2030.
Listen into the SpaceQ podcast as SpaceRef Editor Marc Boucher discusses this new development and what ti means for Australia and the global space community.
Marc’s guests are Kirby Ikin and Bill Barrett of Sydney based Asia Pacific Aerospace Consultants. Kirby is the Managing Director of APAC while Bill is Senior Vice President. Kirby also serves as the Chairman of the Board of the National Space Society.