SACT is an international defence-led exercise that brings together the space sector 3 times a year. Contributors include industry, government, and active defence personnel. The week-long event tests the latest commercial space operations technologies in a real-world environment.

Christopher De Luis, General Manager Office of the Space Regulator, said the forum provides an opportunity for the Agency to build space monitoring capability to increase safety here on Earth.

“Agents enhanced their technical expertise in orbital monitoring, space weather and risk management,” Mr De Luis said. “This is important for ensuring the continuity and availability of everyday services that impact all Australians.”

“The Agency maintained a focus on space safety, monitoring critical space assets and developing a practical approach to regulatory oversight and compliance. This work is important to enhancing Australian civil space safety capability.”

Prior to SACT, Agents liaised with international and domestic civil and defence partners to plan simulated exercises. This was done by modelling a variety of space safety events with consideration to Australian civil and Defence strategic priorities.

Our department recognises the First Peoples of this Nation and their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to the lands, waters, seas, skies, and communities.

We Acknowledge First Nations Peoples as the Traditional Custodians and Lore Keepers of the oldest living culture and pay respects to their Elders past and present. We extend that respect to all First Nations Peoples.