• Shorten in space

    Open Forum     |      March 17, 2018

    Labor is promising an investment of up to AU$35 million in a new space agency if it wins the next election, but co-investment from industry and universities must help get the program off the ground.

  • Australia’s integrated space ecosystem

    Lloyd Damp     |      January 29, 2018

    Our fledgeling Australian space agency will be born into a mix of competing government, university and commercial interests says Lloyd Damp, CEO of Southern Launch. Continuing our history of ‘aiming high’ will ensure that the space agency delivers an enduring and integrated space ecosystem.

  • Prospecting – asteroid mining

    Arunkumar Rathinam     |      January 22, 2018

    It is time to invest in research that focusses on asteroid mining says Arunkumar Rathinam, PhD. Candidate at the Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research (ACSER).

  • Priorities for space

    Frederick Menk     |      January 18, 2018

    After considered discussions with space science and technology colleagues, Professor Frederick Menk shares his perspective on the purpose of a national space agency and how it can best serve Australia.

  • Space – the new frontier

    Tara Djokic     |      December 21, 2017

    Life and societies have been shaped by inquisitions into space, shifting our views and indeed our values in an attempt to better understand our world. Tara Djokic from the Australian Centre for Astrobiology discusses the importance of the continued exploration into space.

  • Inspiring a nation with space exploration

    Isabelle Kingsley     |      December 19, 2017

    A national space agency will not only bring economic benefits but it will also inspire the nation with it’s hi-tech vision. Science communicator Isabelle Kingsley considers the broader benefits of a national space agency to Australia.

  • Safe & simple launch access to polar and Sun synchronous orbits

    Lloyd Damp     |      December 18, 2017

    Australia’s path back to space since the launch of WRESAT 50 years ago has been long, but there is again a need for our unique geographical location on the globe. Lloyd Damp, CEO of launch operator Southern Launch, outlines the journey.

  • Looking up to an Australian space agency

    Trevor Ireland     |      December 15, 2017

    Donald Trump wants to go to the Moon – and then onto Mars. Trump recognises that, with space, he is backing a winner. ANU Research School of Earth Sciences’ Professor Trevor Ireland looks at how supporting Australia’s space agency can lead to equally great outcomes for Australia.

  • Australia sprints into the space race

    Andrew Masterson     |      December 11, 2017

    The announcement of the first Australian space agency was greeted with enthusiasm by many who look forward to the research and economic opportunities it promises, writes Cosmos Magazine’s Andrew Masterson.

  • An update on the space race

    Dr Jason Held     |      November 28, 2017

    The international space industry has grown at a relentless pace since 2013 with considerable development also seen in the Australian market. Dr Jason Held, founder of Saber Astronautics, reviews his previous predictions whilst also playing soothsayer on future progress.