ESA, Australian Space Agency Sign Cooperation Agreement

CANBERRA (Australia Ministry for Industry, Science and Technology PR) — Australia could work with Europe on future space missions, thanks to a joint statement of intent signed between the Australian Space Agency and the European Space Agency.

The statement outlines an intention to explore deeper cooperation and identify projects in a range of areas including deep space, communications, navigation, remote asset management, data analytics and mission support.

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Federal Budget Boost for Australian Space Program

CANBERRA (Karen Andrews MP PR) — The 2019-20 Budget demonstrates the Morrison Government’s commitment to new industries and skills, while also ensuring we support traditional Australian industries and jobs, to further strengthen our economy.

These initiatives complement our other commitments to grow Australian industries by supporting more exports and free trade, making energy more reliable and affordable, and delivering a new skills package.

The Morrison Government is delivering a new $19.5 million [US$13.9 million] national Space Infrastructure Fund to support our emerging domestic space industry. This means money on the ground to help triple the size of the Australian space sector to $12 billion [US$8.5 billion] and increase employment to 30,000 jobs by 2030, as part of our plan to create more jobs and growth in emerging sectors of the economy.

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