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Offline CameronD

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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)

« Last Edit: 09/25/2017 03:24 AM by CameronD »
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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 »
With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine - however, this is not necessarily a good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are
going to land, and it could be dangerous sitting under them as they fly overhead.

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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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With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine - however, this is not necessarily a good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are
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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..  :(
« Last Edit: 08/09/2018 06:49 AM by CameronD »
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I'll be going to the Adelaide one on 17 August.
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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. :)
With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine - however, this is not necessarily a good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are
going to land, and it could be dangerous sitting under them as they fly overhead.

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