Measuring success

Accomplishments 2018

Build knowledge and enthusiasmBuild knowledge and enthusiasm

  • Held Territory Space Forums in Darwin and Nhulunbuy in partnership with the Space Industry Association of Australia
  • Spoke at the Building the Territory event, and the Australian Strategic Policy Institute’s ‘Building Australia’s Strategy for Space’ conference.

Investment and project facilitationInvestment and project facilitation

  • Chief Minister met with the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • Hosted site visit to Nhulunbuy for Boeing, Nova Systems, Equatorial Launch Australia, the Australian Space Agency and Space Industry Association of Australia
  • Submission made to Senate Inquiry on Space Act Amendments Bill and draft Cost Recovery Implementation Statement
  • Participated in the International Astronautical Congress in Bremen, nurturing interest from potential investors
  • Partnership with Black Sky Aerospace for their test commercial launch.

Support Team AustraliaSupport Team Australia

  • Chief Minister advocated for the Australian Space Agency headquarters or a 'space node' to be located in Darwin
  • Provided assistance and support for the Australian Space Agency’s consultative forum in Darwin
  • Active participant in state and territory space coordination meetings.

Increase community engagementIncrease community engagement

  • Gumatj presented at 2018 Aerospace Futures conference
  • Participated in ‘Advancing our Territory in Space’ Science at Sunset event.

Target achievements 2019-2020

Build knowledge and enthusiasmBuild knowledge and enthusiasm

  • Territory industry capabilities mapped and national capability gaps identified
  • Industry events well attended and achieve above satisfactory rating
  • Strong relationships and networks established.

Investment and project facilitationInvestment and project facilitation

  • Arnhem Space Centre undertakes test launch
  • New investment leads established from attendance at space events
  • Space meetings incorporated into at least one international trade mission.

Support Team AustraliaSupport Team Australia

  • Active participation on relevant Australian Space Agency working groups
  • At least three collaborative projects undertaken with memorandum of understanding (MoU) partners
  • An Australian Space Agency ‘space node’ established in Darwin
  • MoU signed between the Northern Territory Government and Australian Space Agency.

Increase community engagementIncrease community engagement

  • At least two partnership initiatives undertaken to promote increased interest in space
  • Space information forums held in East Arnhem Aboriginal communities in partnership with Gumatj.

Last updated: 09 April 2019