After almost six months in operation, the Australian Space Agency has secured a permanent home, with Adelaide winning the bid to host the organisation.
Adelaide startup Fleet Space Technologies has announced it is set to launch two nanosatellites before the end of the year in its bid to connect the 75 billion devices expected to be online by 2025.
The government has announced $15 million in funding for the establishing of the Australian Space Agency and the appointment of former CSIRO head Dr Megan Clark as its chief.
After announcing plans for the launch of an Australian space agency last September, the Australian Government is set to announce $50 million in funding to establish the organisation in Tuesday’s Budget.
The CSIRO has announced an expansion of its long-running partnership with Boeing that will see the two organisations perform joint research and development in space technologies.
The South Australian Government has opened applications from global accelerator and incubator programs to manage local programs as part of the state government’s recently-announced $4 million Space Innovation Fund.
South Australian space startup Fleet has raised $5 million in a Series A round led by Blackbird Ventures, with participation from Earth Space Robotics, Silicon Valley firm Horizon Partners, and Atlassian’s Mike Cannon-Brookes.