Space is becoming cheaper, more attractive to investors and increasingly important in our data-rich economy. It's time Australia mapped a path forward.
By taking on the role as leader in space traffic management, Australia can gain international power and exploit commercial opportunities.
The excitement over the announcement of a space agency for Australia has now quietened. So it's time to work out what we want, and how to get there.
Our fascination with space shows no signs of slowing down, 60 years after the Soviet Union launched the world's first satellite, Sputnik.
Australia's space sector responded positively to today's federal government commitment to a space agency. Our experts explain what must come next.
Weather forecasting, bushfire management, power and water supply: Australia relies on earth observations to the tune of A$5 billion a year. But we have very little control over the data we get.
There are local, practical implications linked to failed advancement of infrastructure projects that rely on expertise in space. Protecting Australia's water is just one example.