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Australia in Space: What the New Space Industry Means for Australia

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Australia in Space: What the New Space Industry Means for Australia

We are inviting politicians and industry leaders from all major economic sectors to discuss the impact of, and opportunities for, new space-based technologies in Australia.

Space technology touches all of our lives daily and the global space technology and exploration industry is worth hundreds of billions annually, stemming from the demand for growth in space exploration and technologies including satellites launch providers, spacecraft components, in-space services, software and robotics.

Many now feel that we need to set in place a comprehensive plan to build on the fledgling domestic space industry to capture the global opportunities of the booming space business.

In Australia in Space: What the New Space Industry Means for Australia, we will explore the recently released recommendations contained in the Space Industry Association of Australia’s white paper, Advancing Australia in Space and finish the night with a lively and interactive panel discussion on the future of space in Australia.

You will hear from leading voices in the Australian space scene to address the question of Australia’s involvement in the emerging space sector:

Peter Nikoloff – Secretary of the Space Industry Association of Australia (SIAA) and South Australian Space Advisory Council Member. Peter is also an Executive Director and Co-Founder of Nova Systems and Senior Weapons System Engineer.

Prof. Andrew Dempster – Director of the Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research (ACSER) at UNSW.

Andrea Boyd – Australia’s only ISS Flight Controller stationed at the European Astronaut Centre.

Dr Tim Parsons Co-Founder and CEO at Delta-V Space Alliance, Co-Founder at X-Lab, Studio Tech Evangelist at iflix.

Dr Katie Mack – Theoretical astrophysicist at the University of Melbourne and science communicator

Dr Grace Lai – Medical doctor, Founder of Periop Partners, and tech entrepreneur


The space race is now in the hands of private companies, and the sky is by no means the limit – Australia is well positioned to make the next leap forward.

"Unlike a mining boom, it is a boom that can continue forever, it is limited only by our imagination, and I know that Australians believe in themselves, I know that we are a creative and imaginative nation."Malcolm Turnbull (Innovation Statement 2015)



  • Andrea Boyd

    Andrea Boyd

    European Astronaut Centre

    ISS Flight Controller

  • Prof. Andrew Dempster

    Prof. Andrew Dempster

    Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research at UNSW

    Director

  • Peter Nikoloff

    Peter Nikoloff

    Space Industry Association of Australia

    Secretary

  • Tim Parsons

    Dr Tim Parsons

    Delta-V Space Alliance

    Co-Founder & CEO

  • Dr Grace Lai

    Dr Grace Lai

    Founder of Periop Partners and Tech Entrepreneur

    Panel Moderator

  • Dr Katie Mack

    Dr Katie Mack

    Astrophysicist, Melbourne University

    Panel Member


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