Australia’s world-leading space facilities are strengthening the space industry and providing Australia with enhanced technological capabilities.

As the national space agency, we have an important role in advancing Australia’s space economy, which includes backing the development of state-of-the-art space infrastructure across the country.

We have funded several national space facilities to accelerate Australia’s delivery of space-based services, increase its space contribution globally, and foster new research and commercial partnerships here at home and internationally.

 

Providing essential capability for your space activities

We support cutting-edge capabilities that can support various space missions or activities.

 

A map of Australia that highlights places where the country's key space projects are taking place.

 

 

Advanced Manufacturing Research Facility

The AMRF brings together businesses, engineers and researchers to create high value, next generation space industry components. It provides the ability to validate new technologies.

Australian Space Data Analysis Facility

The ASDAF provides analysis of Earth observation and space situational awareness data. It facilitates collaboration between the Curtin Institute for Data Science and the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre. 

National Space Qualification Network

The NSQN is an impressive national network of unique testing facilities operated by world-class space experts. It enables space technology to be locally qualified for missions beyond Earth.

Responsive Space Operations Centre

Saber Astronautics’ RSOC supports space operations and provides integrated space traffic management services. It offers SMEs and researchers a platform to control small satellite missions.

Space Automation, AI and Robotics Control Complex

Fugro’s SpAARC is a multi-purpose operations, research and innovation hub. It trains, tests and controls autonomous operations and robotics in extreme environments – in space and on Earth.

University of Tasmania Greenhill Observatory

The 7.3 metre antenna provides space-to-earth communications for low-earth-orbit satellites. It plays a critical role in growing Australia’s expertise in tracking spacecraft and debris in space.

The latest from Australia’s space sector

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