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Space to grow

The Australian Space Agency aims to triple the national space economy from AU$4 billion to AU$12 billion and create 20,000 jobs by 2030.

NSW is best placed, economically, politically and geographically, to maximise the benefits to business from this new space era. 

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Key facts

NSW is the leading Australian state for space capabilities and activities:

50% of Australia's space export revenue is generated by NSW organisations. 

41% of all Australian space businesses are based in NSW. 

Organisations with headquarters in NSW generate up to 75% of Australia's space-related revenue. 

NSW is the leading state for space innovation and entrepreneurship, with 38% of all Australian space start-ups based in NSW. 

NSW is a leader in space education and training with 31% of Australian university departments active in space based in the state. Around 30% of people involved in space activities are based in NSW, the largest percentage of any state. 

Our capabilities

NSW has the broadest and deepest space capabilities in Australia, including:  

  • advanced manufacturing
  • robotics
  • high-tech instrumentation
  • smart payloads development
  • space situational awareness
  • satellite systems
  • space medicine and biology
  • commercialisation of space data. 

NSW is also home to the largest base of space technology customers in Australia. There are opportunities for businesses to expand their service offerings across a range of industry sectors including agriculture, defence and finance.

International Astronautical Congress 2021

Six businesses from NSW will have a presence at the International Astronautical Congress in Dubai from 25 to 29 October 2021.

Download the NSW Government’s brochure on sector strengths and the business delegation for IAC (PDF) 1.6 MB .

Spiral Blue

Building next generation Earth observation services with Space Edge Services.

Sperospace

Building robotic solutions that enable the next generation of in-space infrastructure.

Space Machines Company

Provides personalised, cost effective and flexible in-space transportation services to satellite customers.

Saber Astronautics

Democratising space access, by offering mission operations products and services which lower the barriers to spaceflight.

EXPLOR Space Technologies

Disrupting human healthcare by developing innovative solutions for human space exploration.

Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research (ACSER)

Providing national leadership for space engineering research, and developing space capabilities through research, innovation, and education.

Tap into a collaborative and growing local space sector

The NSW Government supports the growing NSW space ecosystem through 4 key initiatives.

The National Space Industry Hub

Physical space, resources, mentoring, and connections for emerging space ventures and researchers in Australia.

Space Qualification Mission

Launching Australia’s 1st ride-share satellite.

NSW SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre node

Supporting industry and research collaboration to solve valuable industry problems via the commercialisation of space-related technologies.

NSW Space Research Network

Enhancing space industry capability through collaboration between the NSW Government and universities.

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