August 29th deadline: Define the Australian Space Agency

Submit your inputs asap to the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science who are asking the serious question: Should Australia create a space agency? And how?

Consultations will be held in person shortly after in most cities. Please do nominate yourself for this also.

https://consult.industry.gov.au/space-activities/review-of-australian-space-industry-capability/

 

Drivers of change in the international space industry sector:
• Use and capabilities of small satellites, driven through miniaturisation and a movement towards more agile development and deployment of satellites.
• The digital revolution increasing the utilisation (and value) of space-derived information and data.
• New entrants to the space sector, both in the form of the private sector and from more countries desiring to operate their own space-hardware.

 

Consider the questions:

• What are Australia’s space capability strengths? What are the factors that contributed to the development of these strengths?
• What are the weaknesses in the Australian space industry sector?
• What is the cross-over potential of space-related industry capabilities to the rest of the Australian technology/manufacturing sector?
• Are there space systems or activities that require Australia to maintain specific sovereign space industry capabilities?
• Are there specific space services that provide greater opportunities for the Australian space industry sector within Australia or the Australian region?
• What space products, upstream or downstream, are being exported by Australia? What products could be exported in the future?

• What elements of the global space sector are most beneficial for an Australian space industry to participate in?
• What are the key enabling technologies, infrastructure, processes and/or skills that will underpin the future of the Australian space sector?
• What are the competitive advantages available to space activities in Australia?
• What opportunities are available to develop Australia’s space industry capability?
• How can Australia grow the capabilities needed to foster an internationally competitive space sector?
• What capabilities are needed to ensure access to the space systems and data flows that are becoming critical to Australia’s economy?
• What linkages could be made between the space sector and other sectors to achieve the most benefit from the development of Australian space industry capability?
• What are the technology trends over the next 5-10 years and what opportunities/impacts for Australia?
• What ‘blue sky’ future opportunities can Australia prepare for now?

• What are the successful international models for the governance of national space activities, especially in regards to the development of space industry capabilities?
• What responsibilities appropriately fall under an Australian Government space activities governance framework?
• How should the priorities of non-government organisations be incorporated into an Australian Government strategy?

• What opportunities are available for Australia in the global space sector?
• What should the priorities be for the Australian space industry?
• How can the private sector be encouraged to invest in areas of Australia’s comparative advantage?
• Should priorities for space industry capability development be applied across all space-related research funding?
• What should the vision for the Australian space industry be?

Submissions due by August 29th, 2017

Consultation dates:

Hobart: 24 Aug, 1pm–4pm; Level 4, 86 Collins St Hobart
Darwin: 31 Aug – tbc
Brisbane: 1 Sep, 10am–1pm; Level 12, 100 Creek St Brisbane
Perth: 5 Sep, 10am–1pm; Level 25, 44 St Georges Terrace Perth
Adelaide: 6 Sep, 10am–1pm; Level 13, 26 Franklin St Adelaide
Melbourne: 7 Sep, 10am–1pm; Level 5, 111 Bourke St Melbourne
Canberra: 11 Sep, 10am–1pm; 10 Binara St Canberra
Sydney: 13 Sep, 10am–1pm; Level 5, 341 George St Sydney

It’s the final straight Australia! Let’s unite together and create our own Space Agency!

https://consult.industry.gov.au/space-activities/review-of-australian-space-industry-capability/ 

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