Lost in Space? Setting a new direction for Australia's space science and industry sector

Lost in Space? Setting a new direction for Australia's space science and industry sector

12 November 2008

© Commonwealth of Australia 2008
ISBN 978-0-642-71996-6

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View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Membership of Committee (PDF 8KB)
 
Terms of Reference (PDF 7KB)
 
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 21KB)

Lost in space?
It's not (just) rocket science
Conduct of the inquiry
Outline of the report

 
Chapter 2 - Looking down (PDF 71KB)

Wide uses of satellites
Is there a case for (more) Australian-owned satellites?
Militarisation of space and space debris

 
Chapter 3 - Looking out (PDF 21KB)

Astronomy
Space tracking

 
Chapter 4 - Going up (PDF 27KB)

Should Australia be a launch site?
Should Australia be researching/designing propulsion systems?
Australia as a base for space tourism

 
Chapter 5 - Government and space research and industry (PDF 215KB)

Government and space research
Should there be a space cluster?
Space science as an inspiration for students and others
Australian education and a space future
Government and space industry

 
Chapter 6 - Space policy and agency (PDF 130KB)

The Australian government's current involvement in space
A brief history of space policy in Australia and reviews thereof
The case for a whole-of-government 'space policy'
Linkages with other space agencies

 
Appendix 1 - Submissions Received (PDF 20KB)
 
Appendix 2 - Public Hearing and Witnesses (PDF 19KB)
 
Appendix 3 - Decadal Plan for Australian Space Science (PDF 10KB)
 
Appendix 4 - Space conference resolution (PDF 14KB)

 

For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Economics
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Australia

Phone: +61 2 6277 3540
Fax: +61 2 6277 5719
Email: economics.sen@aph.gov.au

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