Australian Space Agency
Space Agency and Office • Member since 2011
The Agency is the front door for Australia’s international engagement on civil space and operates as the national priority setting mechanism for the civil space sector. The Agency ensures that Australia’s civil space activities contribute to productivity and employment across the Australian economy, secure new knowledge and capability, and inspire all Australians.
The Agency is responsible for whole-of-government coordination of civil space matters and is the primary source of advice to the Australian Government on civil space policy. Under this broad mandate, the Agency has six primary responsibilities:
- Providing national policy and strategic advice on civil space sector
- Coordinating Australia’s domestic civil space sector activities.
- Supporting the growth of Australia’s space industry and the use of space across the broader economy.
- Leading international civil space engagement.
- Administering space activities legislation and delivering on our international obligations.
- Inspiring the Australian community and the next generation of space entrepreneurs
To help grow the economy, the Agency will focus on areas of advantage for Australia including:
- Communication technologies and ground stations
- Space situational awareness
- Earth Observations
- Position, Navigation and Timing (e.g. GPS)
- Remote asset management
- R&D and leapfrog technologies
- Future areas like space medicine and space service