Space in the Northern Territory

Territory space industry 2020
Territory space industry 2020 aims to grow the Northern Territory’s space industry capabilities, connect Territory industry with the Australian and global space economy, and support the Territory economy to become ‘space enabled.

  • Market analysis
    Overview of the space industry and economy.
  • Vision
    Key goals of Territory Space Industry 2020.
  • Demand and supply development
    Demand development market opportunities and supply development competitive advantages and gaps.
  • Key focus areas
    Space industry development focus areas over 2019 and 2020.
  • Measuring success
    Accomplishments over 2018 and target achievements for 2019 and 2020.
  • References
    A list of strategic documents used as a reference for development of the Territory space industry 2020.

Industry case studies
Take a look at how space technology is driving efficiency and innovation across the Northern Territory key economic sectors.

  • Case study: agriculture
    Space technology has a wide range of industry uses within the agricultural sector. The Precision Pastoral Management System is an instructive case example and has improved productivity and profitability for Northern Territory pastoral estates.
  • Case study: bushfire monitoring
    Space technology is a crucial component in bushfire monitoring. Its impact can be clearly seen through the North Australian Fire Information website.
  • Case study: bushfire monitoring 2
    Australia is using data from earth observation satellites for a range of operational, experimental and research land and ocean management applications.
  • Case study: bushfire monitoring 3
    In Australia, 300,000 to 900,000 square kilometres are affected by bushfires every year. Most of these fires occur in central and especially in northern Australia.
  • Case study: maritime
    Space technology has a wide range of industry uses within the maritime sector, including the use of Vessel Monitoring Systems in the Northern Territory’s barramundi industry.
  • Case study: minerals
    Space technology has a wide range of uses within the minerals sector, including enhancing the safety and efficiency of legacy mine site management across the Northern Territory.
  • Case study: minerals 2
    Space technology has a wide range of industry uses within the minerals sector. In 2012, the Northern Territory Geological Survey and CSIRO collaborated to produce 12 mineral maps to assist exploration companies identify prospective mineralisation production zones.

Contact Economic and Industry Development
Contact details for Economic and Industry Development.