Australia-US deal will add 20k space jobs by 2030
Space Connect, Other, 01/07/2021
The federal government today announced new plans for advanced space collaborations with the US and a deferral of application fees for launch activities both intended to triple the size of the sector by 2030. Under a bilateral Technology Safeguards Agreement (TSA) between the US and Australia, principles will be set in place for “further opportunities for Australian space companies, space investment and job growth”, in the sector, according to James Brown, CEO of the Space Industry Association of Australia (SIAA). […] Engineers from Australia’s CSIRO supported communications for the Mars rover landings through the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, one of NASA’s largest tracking facilities outside of the US.