The very first state-based satellite will be launched in 2022, as part South Australia’s Space sector strategy.

Data collected from the satellite will be used to inform decisions around water use, climate policy, mining and emergency management.

South Australia’s space sector currently consists of more than 80 entities, including private companies, research and educational institutions, and government departments.

The space industry is a priority industry sector for the state, and South Australia is well placed to play a key role in supporting the Australian Space Agency, which aims to triple the size of the nation’s domestic space industry to $12 billion by 2030, helping to create thousands of jobs.

The state government plans for South Australia to be designing, manufacturing, launching, and operating SmallSats (small satellites) to deliver actionable, space-derived intelligence for sovereign Australian missions by 2030.

View the Space industry sector plan

For more information, visit the South Australian Space Industry Centre website.