The Now Frontier: Developing Australia's Space Industry

November 2021

© Commonwealth of Australia 2021
ISBN: 978-1-76092-270-2

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Chair's Foreword


Terms of Reference


List of Recommendations

Executive Summary

1. Introduction

  Inquiry process
  Recent space industry reports
  Outline of report

2. Australia's Space Industry

  Defining the space industry
  Commonwealth Government
  Committee comment

3. Growing the Space Industry

  Sovereign capability
  Partnering with primes
  Access to capital
  Industry data
  Strengths and opportunities
  Committee comment

4. Launch

  Australian launch sector
  Australian Space Agency status and functions
  Committee comment

5. Space Environment

  International regulation of the space environment
  Changing nature of the space environment
  Committee comment

6. Research and Development

  The importance of space science
  Industry and commercialisation
  Collaborative tensions
  Intellectual property
  Committee comment

7. Future Workforce

  Space 2.0
  Growing the workforce
  Regional Australia
  Role for Government
  Committee comment

A. Submissions

B. Public hearings

C. Site visits

D. SmartSat CRC supplementary submission

  Building the Space Architecture to Realise the Vision
  Space Infrastructure
  Space Capability Applications

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Standing Committee on Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 4114