WA ideal home for Australian National Space Agency

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A NEW report released today shows WA would be an ideal home for the Australian National Space Agency.

The ACIL Allen report concludes WA’s has geographic advantages and expertise required to have a thriving space industry, which align with the objectives of the Australian Space Agency.

The priority areas for the space agency would include communications technologies, satellite data, Space Situational Awareness and debris monitoring, artificial intelligence, robotics and big data analytics.

Science and Innovation Minister Dave Kelly said work with WA’s Chief Scientist to lead an Industry Roundtable in July to further promote WA’s position as the perfect home for the Australian Space Agency.

“The report shows WA has the geography, capability and local expertise to have a thriving space industry,” he said.

“The Federal Government also has the perfect opportunity to launch the Australian Space Agency right here right now in WA, by partnering with the European Space Agency who want to build a second deep-space antenna in New Norcia.”

There are already 74 international and Australian companies with a presence in WA operating in space and space related services.