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In the news today (actually, all over the news today) and probably because IAC2017 starts today:

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Australia will create its own space agency in an attempt to cash in on a $420 billion aeronautical industry and create thousands of new jobs.
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The Federal Government will detail the long-term plans at the 68th International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide, where the Opposition will also reveal its own plan.

Several decades late but better late than never, I suppose..

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-25/government-to-establish-national-space-agency/8980268


(cross-posted from https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=38583)

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Labor said Australia and Iceland were the only countries in the 35-member Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development that do not have a space agency.

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/australia-create-space-agency-economic-boost-50069141

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« Last Edit: 09/26/2017 11:24 PM by CameronD »
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It's finally official:

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The scientist who will head the country's first dedicated space agency believes Australia's relatively small industry could soon treble in size, producing up to 20,000 new jobs in just over a decade.

Former CSIRO boss Megan Clark will today be formally named as the head of the Australian Space Agency for its first year of operations.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-14/australian-space-agency-boss-predicts-jobs-boom/9756890

Here's hoping for good things.  :)
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Thought this was a joke from the Australian show utopia.

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Thought this was a joke from the Australian show utopia.

Well.. as someone hoping to get one of those 20,000 jobs supposedly on offer, I sure hope it's not a joke.
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In case anyone missed it, here's a link to their website:

https://www.industry.gov.au/strategies-for-the-future/australian-space-agency

They are running a series of Industry Consultative Forums in each state and territory throughout August.
 
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All those involved, or who would like to be involved in space industry activities are welcome to attend. This includes downstream users of space data like the resources and agriculture sectors, or those who have an interest in contributing to the space industry such as those involved in manufacturing, design or research.
 
The Agency will provide an update on current space activities, and will facilitate a discussion of the opportunities and challenges for the sector.


https://www.industry.gov.au/news/news-from-the-department/australian-space-agency-wants-to-hear-from-businesses-and

Unfortunately I'll miss the one here in Melbourne because I'll be in Adelaide that day!  Bummer..  :(
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I'll be going to the Adelaide one on 17 August.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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I'll be going to the Adelaide one on 17 August.

A report on (a) what they're up to and (b) who turns up would be much appreciated, Steven. :)
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They're busy getting set up. They have decided on the following priority areas:

1) Communications
2) Space Situational Awareness
3) Position, Navigation and Timing
4) Earth Observation
5) Robotics and Automation
6) Research and development of "leapfrog" opportunities

They are now at 20 people.

Everyone from the South Australian space sector was there including some presentations from the various Australian government departments who are users of space data.

Southern Launch (Mr. Lloyd Damp)
Myriota (Dr. Alex Grant)
Fleet Space (Ms. Flavia Tata Nardini)
Neumann Space (Dr. Patrick Neumann)
Inovor Technologies (Dr. Matthew Tetlow)
Institute for Telecommunications Research (Prof. Gottfried Lechner)
Nova Systems (Mr. Peter Nikoloff and Ms. Pamela Melroy)
Australian Youth Aerospace Association
Space Industry Association of Australia (Mr. Michael Davis)
Defence Science and Technology Group (Dr. Nick Stacy)
Bureau of Meteorology (Dr. Anthony Rea)
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (Dr Alex Held)
Geoscience Australia (Dr. Emmi Mikedaki)
Flinders University (Dr. Alice Gorman)
Adelaide University
DefenceSA (Mr. Richard Price)
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Here's a brief news item on the new agency.

Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Well, it looks like one state has hit the ground running... (not that there's any competition between states, nah, of course not.) :)

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The NSW government has announced funding for seven NSW space start-up companies to attend the AusTrade Landing Pad in the US for an intense ‘boot camp’ learning experience.

Start-ups heading to the US include Arlula, Azimuth Advisory, The Blueprint Lab, High Earth Orbit Robotics, Saber Astronautics, Seaskip and Space Ops Australia.

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Australia’s first astronaut, Dr Paul Scully-Power AM, appointed in May as the NSW Space Industry Ambassador, is leading the bid to host the new Australian Space Agency in NSW.

Dr Scully-Power said the start-ups were selected for their innovative technology development, including next generation mission control software, reusable launch vehicles, and on-demand satellite inspection.

"NSW is in a strong position to build its space industry. We are home to Australia’s first space incubator and are working with 26 space education and research departments across eight universities," he said.

https://www.defenceconnect.com.au/key-enablers/2783-nsw-space-start-ups-set-for-american-landing
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The space agency has sent out its first news letter.

Regular news and updates from the Australian Space Agency

View this email in your browser (https://mailchi.mp/space.gov.au/welcome-to-the-australian-space-agency)
https://www.industry.gov.au/strategies-for-the-future/australian-space-agency


** Two months in, from Dr Megan Clark AC
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The Australian Space Agency has been operational for just 60 days. In that time, space legislation (https://www.industry.gov.au/regulation-and-standards/space-regulation) passed both Houses of Parliament, we've held industry forums across the country in each state and territory, and convened a national Space Coordination Committee.

Last Saturday our first international Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) (https://www.minister.industry.gov.au/ministers/karenandrews/media-releases/australia-france-join-build-space-industry-capability) was signed in Sydney, joining with France to build space industry capability. Civil space engagement initiatives like this with the French Space Agency (CNES) will explore advanced space technology and applications used in earth observation and remote sensing with satellites and high-altitude balloons, space operations and joint missions.

https://www.minister.industry.gov.au/ministers/karenandrews/media-releases/australia-france-join-build-space-industry-capability
Pictured: Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) President, Dr Jean-Yves Le Gall.CNES with Head of the Australian Space Agency, Dr Megan Clark AC.


** Space Regulation
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The Space Activities Amendment (Launches and Returns) Act 2018 (https://www.industry.gov.au/regulation-and-standards/space-regulation) responds to advances in technology, ensuring Australia's space regulation supports the growth of our capabilities. The Act will commence within 12 months, following the development of subordinate legislation. Anthony Murfett, Deputy Head of the Australian Space Agency said, 'We look forward to developing the framework and working with industry on creating an environment that supports growth, while ensuring safe and responsible activities.'


** Industry Forums
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A big thank you to those 750 individuals and organisations who we met at our recent State and Territory Industry Consultative Forums. Your feedback is being used to contribute to developing the Australian space sector and the broader economy.
Pictured: Melbourne Consultations


** 69th IAC Bremen
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https://www.iac2018.org/
Looking forward to seeing many of you at the 69th International Astronautical Congress, Bremen, Germany 1-5 Oct 2018.
We've partnered with some of the best Australian industry has to offer in space, including the Aerospace Maritime and Defence Foundation of Australia. Register > (https://www.iac2018.org/)
In the news
The launch of the Australian Space Agency has captured attention across our nation and the world. If you missed seeing our Head of Agency, Dr Megan Clark AC in the media over the last few weeks, you can catch up right here.

Watch Dr Clark on the ABC's 7.30 Report (http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/australia-ready-to-re-enter-the-space-race/10115938)  and SBS News (https://www.sbs.com.au/news/australia-s-brightest-minds-are-getting-set-to-join-the-space-race) this month.

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Stories from across the nation

Highlighting achievements and stories from the space sector.

** (https://www.eos-aus.com/eos-space-capability-achieves-major-milestone/)
** Electro Optic Systems (https://www.eos-aus.com/eos-space-capability-achieves-major-milestone/)
has achieved significant milestones in its space business in the key activity area of space situation awareness (SSA). The space tracking site at Learmonth, WA achieved initial operations in February 2018, and is now complete.

The Agency acknowledges the successful static test fire of ** Gilmore Space Corp’s hybrid rockets (https://www.gspacetech.com/single-post/2018/08/19/Gilmour-Space-achieves-record-80-kN-thrust-in-hybrid-rocket-engine-test)
and the opening of ** Fleet Space Technology’s ground station (https://www.fleet.space/news/fleets-ground-station-officially-opened-in-south-australia)
. These are an example of some of the great space-related activities underway in Australia.
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The Space Activities Amendment (Launches and Returns) Bill 2018 is a pretty big deal too!  For those who haven't been watching or can't be bothered reading the detail, here's a summary:

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The Space Activities Amendment (Launches and Returns) Bill 2018 has been introduced into the Australian Parliament and will:
•include licensing arrangements for launches from aircraft in flight
•streamline the approvals process for launches and returns
•balance safety and risk of potential damage with the national interest in a changing environment
•adjust insurance requirements to appropriate risk levels and international norms
•reduce barriers to participation for small Australian space industry companies
•increase non-compliance penalties to reflect the seriousness of damage to people and property
•introduces safeguards for high power rocket activities

It passed both houses of Parliament on 23 August.  :)
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There are plans to hold the Australian Space Industry Conference 2019 hosted by the airshow organiser Aerospace Australia Limited and the Space Industry Association of Australia at Avalon Airshow, February 25-26 next year.

http://airshow.com.au/airshow2019/TRADE/conferences/conf-Australian-Space-Industry-Conference.asp

I'm planning to be there.  Anyone else??
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