The Federal Government has announced it has opened grant applications for two out the seven proposed infrastructure projects as part of its Space Infrastructure Fund (SIF).

"Being so young and so new in the [space] industry, Australia has the benefit of hindsight. We’re able to learn from the mistakes that other countries have already made, which means we can launch our ideas and innovations in a much more agile way."


Western Sydney is set to play host to a new space research and development hub, with the NSW Government securing a partnership deal with British defence contractor BAE Systems to construct the new “high-tech” facility within the Aerotropolis precinct.

New Department of Defence modernisation budget capped at $42.4 billion over 7 years. Moves to tackle cyber-attacks and space surveillance in a more vulnerable environment.