Academy launches vision for space and technology in Australia

Academy launches vision for space and technology in Australiaā€¯

Earlier this week, the government announced that Australia would be getting its own space agency.

The conclusion forms part of the Australian Academy of Science's Vision for space and technology in Australia, launched today at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC2017) in Adelaide. They point out that Australia is one of just two countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development that doesn't have a space program.

Michaelia Cash, acting minister for industry, innovation and science, said the new agency will be "the anchor for our domestic coordination and the front door for our worldwide engagement" in space technology.

But successive governments have baulked at establishing a space agency because of cost.

The Australian government says it has appointed a group of experts to review the options for the country's space industry and write a charter. The group, which is chaired by Dr Megan Clark, former head of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), has received almost 200 written submissions and held meetings across the country.

"It's a small agency to coordinate and lead", Turnbull told reporters.

More than 400 people have been consulted through round-table events in every state and territory, and views have also been taken from regional governments and other key stakeholders.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the agency would be part of Australia's development of an innovation and science economy. He adds that Australia now holds just 0.8 percent of the global space industry, which is generally valued at more than $320 billion annually.

The mission statement included examples of worldwide projects which Australia could be involved in if the framework existed, notable the China-based global Space Weather Meridian Circle Program which is proposing to build weather measurement instruments along meridian lines.

"This agreement on the eve of the announcement of the Australian Space Program represents a multi-year effort by both Opaque Space and Boeing Australia to further our place as a nation to contribute to the global human spaceflight mission".

Like this


27 September 2017
Steelers Say They'll Take the Field During Next National Anthem in Baltimore
In response, several NFL teams chose to remain in their locker rooms or kneel during the song before the NFL games on Sunday. When the anthem began, he did not want to move. "We thought we were all in attention with the same agreement, obviously".

27 September 2017
Rahul cites Yashwant Sinha's article to slam Modi government
Congress vice-president also took a jibe at Centre and wrote on Twitter,"Ladies & Gentlemen, this is your copilot & FM speaking. Plz fasten your seat belts & take brace position.The wings have fallen off our plane".

27 September 2017
Researchers identify possible biomarker for diagnosing CTE during life
Ann McKee of Boston University's CTE Center has identified a certain protein found in brain tissue and cerebrospinal fluid. If this is found to be a way to diagnose CTE, it could lead to finding ways to treat CTE in living patients.

27 September 2017
Usain Bolt 'Showed Respect for Our National Anthem'
According to the New York Post, Trump posted a video of the Jamaican Olympic gold medalist being interviewed on TV during the 2016 Rio games.

27 September 2017
Puma Biotechnology Inc Sentiment Improves on Better Stock Potential
Adage Capital Partners Gp Llc increased Protagonist Therapeutics Inc stake by 400,000 shares to 2.06M valued at $23.25M in 2017Q2. Group One Trading Lp decreased Progenics Pharmaceuticals In (Call) stake by 83,800 shares to 10,200 valued at $69,000 in 2017Q2.

27 September 2017
Kempen Capital Management NV Acquires 29435 Shares of Teradyne, Inc. (TER)
The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website . Segantii Capital Management Ltd bought a new stake in shares of Teradyne in the 1st quarter worth approximately $121,000.

27 September 2017
Sharks' Joel Ward: 'I wouldn't cross out' kneeling for national anthem
National anthem protests have been a national debate since former 49ers quarterback chose to kneel during the anthem last season. Brown-but no hockey player has knelt during the anthem or announced his intent to do so.

27 September 2017
Hot Stocks Report: US Silica Holdings, Inc. (SLCA), Lennar Corporation (LEN)
The firm owned 329,544 shares of the mining company's stock after purchasing an additional 80,910 shares during the quarter. Recently analysts working for various investment brokerages have changed their ratings and price targets on shares of U.S.

27 September 2017
Apple releases iOS 11.0.1 update for iPhone and iPad
It also comes with numerous features users would find in the iPhone 8 , including wireless charging and the A11 Bionic chip. Slow-motion video capture at 1080p is also smoother, at 240 frames per second - double from previous year .

27 September 2017
Bill O'Reilly returns to Fox as Hannity's guest
Maddow has earned the highest ratings in cable news over the past few months, but Hannity earned a clear victory on Monday night. O'Reilly has been on a tour promoting his novels about alternate history Killing England and discussing his exit from Fox.