Its official! Australia is finally getting a national space agency.
Quote from: Steven Pietrobon on 05/09/2018 10:49 amIts official! Australia is finally getting a national space agency. I know this new thread is about "countries"--nation states-- beginning to do stuff in space.But I believe it could be apt to point out here that, for any countries which did not go down the political-incentive induced space game road during the first six decades of the humans possessing spaceflight technology (1957-2017), the largest contributor to "space" economic activity and "spaceflight engineering" in the next couple of decades might very well be the result of private action, and not the gvmt action that predominated in decades 1-6.Economic incentives, and the much shorter innovation cycle times induced by economic incentives relative to political incentives, is likely to drive much higher activity than any growth of a "just getting started in 2018" government space agency budget. Australia is but an example of this. Will be fun to watch.
the agency aims to develop and transfer space science and technology into Egypt to build satellites and launch them from Egyptian territories.
Here's the webpage where you can download the roadmap. I've attached the pdf here as well.https://www.csiro.au/en/Do-business/Futures/Reports/Space-Roadmap