• Ready for lift-off?

    Malcolm Davis     |      July 10, 2020

    The release last week of Australia’s defence strategic update, and its accompanying force structure plan, gives this nation the opportunity to align its defence space policy with that of the US.

  • Spy games in space

    Malcolm Davis     |      February 14, 2020

    Space is ‘contested, congested and competitive’ and superpower conflicts in orbit are intensifying, with Russian, Chinese and American craft trailing and even threatening each other.

  • $3 million boost to rocket fuel tank research

    Open Forum     |      February 13, 2020

    Research that could cut space travel cost by 25 per cent has received a $3 million boost from the Australian Government.

  • Under the telescope

    Clare Kenyon     |      January 19, 2020

    The 2020s will see the use of increasingly complex technology on Earth and in space to ramp up our understanding of the Universe.

  • Australia needs a northern launch platform

    Malcolm Davis     |      December 22, 2019

    Australia is well placed to launch payloads into space from its far north, given its proximity to the equator, and a northern launch centre could help boost the nation’s space and technology industry.

  • Will “Space 2.0” lead to conflict in orbit?

    Malcolm Davis     |      November 20, 2019

    The use of cube-sats and other low cost options in orbit could see a range of nation states expand their military options in orbit.

  • The future archaeology of space exploration

    Alice Gorman     |      November 20, 2019

    In a conversation recorded for a new series of podcasts, Alice Gorman discusses the past and future of space exploration, and how it might be regarded by those still living on Earth.

  • Space 2060

    Malcolm Davis     |      November 20, 2019

    Australia must make sure that its interests are protected as the major powers establish some kind of rules-based order for a new era in human space activity.

  • An Australian space defence force?

    Malcolm Davis     |      November 19, 2019

    What might warfare in space look like and what should the Australian Defence Force be doing to prepare?

  • Realising the promise of Space 3.0

    Open Forum     |      November 15, 2019

    The new Australian Space Agency and the growth of our commercial space sector gives us a golden opportunity to play our part in Space 3.0 and open up the “high frontier” for the next great leap for humankind.

  • Getting into space with Artemis

    Malcolm Davis     |      November 1, 2019

    Australia is set to play a crucial role in NASA’s planned return to the moon in 2024, however despite the excitement surrounding the new ‘space race’, there is no certainty that the mission will go ahead.

  • Australia’s moonshot

    Malcolm Davis     |      September 28, 2019

    In another sign that the government is serious about supporting new Australian endeavours in space, the Australian Space Agency and NASA will cooperate on the ‘Artemis’ project to return astronauts to the moon in 2024.