The South Australian Space Industry Centre (SASIC) drives space industry innovation, research, and industry growth in South Australia, with a vision to create a thriving and enduring space ecosystem.
Australia has well and truly rocketed into the global space economy over the past few years and South Australia is at the forefront of these endeavours.
Home to the Australian Space Agency, Australian Space Discovery Centre, world-class Mission Control Centre, Australia’s first two launch facility licences, state-owned EO satellite Kanyini and the future Australian Space Park space manufacturing hub, South Australia continues to add to the nation’s list of space industry firsts.
With more than 100 space-related companies operating in the state and growing, South Australia is a centre-of-gravity for Australian space activity and provides a whole-of-state-government focal point for local industry and international organisations to connect with the state’s burgeoning space sector.
SASIC drives engagement with international partners, providing opportunities for business and research organisations to collaborate with local industry to help realise the potential of the global space sector. On top of this, SASIC works across government and industry to support the next generation of an influential space workforce.
Dedicated to supporting Australia’s national space strategy and unlocking NewSpace opportunities to ensure South Australia remains at the forefront of Australia’s space endeavours, SASIC is committed to growing the state’s space capability to help build a sustainable sovereign Australian space sector.
The space industry in South Australia represents
Australia’s first state satellite
The South Australian Government is partnering with the SmartSat CRC and local companies Inovor Technologies and Myriota to send a locally manufactured small satellite to low Earth orbit — the first State Government to ever embark on such a mission. The SA Space Services Mission — named Kanyini — will strengthen the competitiveness of South Australian businesses in the small-satellite supply chain.
Excellence in Plants For Space (P4S)
The P4S research centre leads Australian leadership, collaboration, and capacity in space-inspired plant and food research and drives transformational benefits for on-Earth industries and sustainability outcomes. Contributing to NASA’s Artemis Accords and led by The University of Adelaide, the centre supports the next generation of space explorers.
Australian Space Forum
Adelaide, South Australia is home to the nation’s premier space industry event, the Australian Space Forum. Hosted by the Andy Thomas Space Foundation, the forum attracts space industry professionals, decision makers and researchers from across the globe. Join us for the next event Tuesday 9 May 2023.
Australian Space Park
Australia’s first dedicated space manufacturing hub, the Australian Space Park, will accelerate sovereign space manufacturing capability and capacity. The facility will enable the design, manufacture, launch and mission control of NewSpace capabilities including a Common User Facility to enable Defence & Space-related test and evaluation.
South Australian Precincts
Home to the Australian Space Agency, Mission Control Centre, Space Discovery Centre, Defence and Space Landing Pad and so much more, Lot Fourteen is Adelaide’s new centre of innovation and collaboration. The site is also the location for a number of key members of South Australia’s defence and space industry.
Tonsley Innovation District
The Tonsley Innovation District brings together research, businesses, government and the wider community to connect and collaborate in Australia’s most awarded innovation district.
South Australia is home to the first two launch facility licences awarded by the Australian Space Agency, Koonibba Test Range and Whalers Way Launch Complex.
An ideal location for established and emerging technology companies, Technology Park Adelaide has a strong focus on systems development and integration, information communication technology, advanced manufacturing and electronics.
Australian Space Discovery Centre
Located in the Adelaide CBD providing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, engagement and inspiration for young Australians.