Territory space industry 2020 launched


The Territory looks to expand its role in the trillion dollar international space industry and further diversify its economy with the launch of the Northern Territory Government’s space strategy.

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

Territory space industry 2020 was developed in conjunction with business, industry and associated organisations. It sets out four key focus areas for development:

  • build knowledge, awareness and enthusiasm for the Territory space sector, including working with industry and the Australian Space Agency to identify national capability gaps that may present opportunities for the Territory
  • support the Territory space project proponents and undertake investment attraction activities
  • support Team Australia’s approach to growing the space sector’s contribution to the Australian economy
  • increase community engagement with space, including growing opportunities to focus on space in Territory schools and connect Aboriginal traditional knowledge of space and the solar system with the growing space industry.

Continued enhancements in the space industry will also support innovation in existing economic sectors, such as agribusiness, energy and minerals, defence and tourism.

The Northern Territory Government is working collaboratively with the Australian Space Agency and other jurisdictions to position Australia as a key participant in the global space economy.

Head of the Australian Space Agency, Dr Megan Clark, was in Darwin last week for the launch of the strategy.

Dr Clark said, “The Australian Space Agency welcomes the momentum that is building in Northern Australia to assess opportunities for growth in the space sector.”

Find out more information about Territory space industry 2020.

Territory Space Industry Telescopes

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