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Australia’s Space Security Program

  • Michael DavisEmail author
  • Chris Schacht
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Abstract

The space sector in Australia is experiencing an unprecedented level of public interest and government support. National security considerations as well as the economic benefits of a fast-growing world market for space products and services are inextricably linked as drivers for a range of government and industry initiatives outlined in this chapter. After decades of wavering government support for the space sector in Australia, there are signs that a coherent public program of capability development and R&D support, commensurate with Australia’s strategic and social needs, is emerging. The programs and initiatives outlined in this chapter are driven in part by a greater understanding of the national security dependencies and risks that Australia as a nation is exposed to and provide evidence that Australia is now treating space as an integral component of its role in the protection of its national security interests and in the advancement of its international responsibilities.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Space Industry Association of AustraliaAdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.AdelaideAustralia

Section editors and affiliations

  • Christina Giannopapa
    • 1
  1. 1.European Space AgencyParisFrance

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