Could you believe, a first world country like Australia never had a space agency to call its own? Now they’re planning on opening one, to take on the $420 Billion aerospace industry.
“The global space industry is growing rapidly and it’s crucial that Australia is part of this growth..A national space agency will ensure we have a strategic long-term plan that supports the development and application of space technologies and grows our domestic space industry.” – Turnbull Government Minister Cash.
The Turnbull statement on the formation: STATEMENT
As of today, there are 71 different government space agencies are in existence with 13 having launch capabilities. Australia, will be looking to launch its own rockets from a home launch pad.
Let the bidding begin!