Australian government invests in space

The Australian deferral government has agreed an AUS$52 million grant to help build new space manufacturing and launch facilities in the country.

This is reportedly part of the Australian Space Manufacturing Network (ASMN) project which involves 30 space companies, universities, and supply chain partners including space tech Gilmour Space Technologies, based in Queensland.

Plans are for the ASMN to develop space hardware, improve the supply chain, create commercial collaborations and expand Australia’s launch vehicle and satellites manufacturing capabilities, Gilmour said.

This will include the construction of research and manufacturing facilities and an orbital spaceport in North Queensland.