More than 300 participants from Australia and overseas were involved in this event making it one of the largest Australian space events in the country.

12 April, 2018-13 April, 2018

The South Australia Space Forum has become a pinnacle event on the space calendar – promoting growth of South Australia’s space economy and increasing awareness of the space sector as an innovative area in which to invest.

The event also provides an important opportunity for collaboration across the local, national and international space industry sectors. Please find enclosed the final program from the day. There were a number of highlights at the 5th South Australia Space Forum, including:

  • Record attendance of over 300 local and international guests, an indication of the momentum building behind South Australia’s space industry
  • Eight international guest speakers, including representatives from UAE Space Agency, German Aerospace Centre (DRL), Airbus and Italy’s e-GEOS
  • #SASpaceForum trending in fourth position on Twitter in Australia

Presentations from the event

  1. The Australian Space Industry: The Australian Government Perspective – Mr Trevor Power
  2. Defence Science & Technology Strategy for Space – Dr Nick Stacy
  3. New Space, New Opportunities for Australia – Mr James Hinds
  4. #InvolvingEveryone – the IAC 2018 in Bremen – Mr Sebastian Kleim
  5. The UAE Space Sector – Mr. Naser Abdullatif Al Hammadi  and Ms Abir Khater
  6. New Perspectives to the French-Australian Cooperation in Space – Mr Matheiu Weiss
  7. Space Higher Education and Research at the French Institute in Aerospace Engineering ISAE-SUPAERO – Mr Mikhaïl Stepanov
  8. More than 30 years of Italian Experience in Earth Observation. From the Radar Constellation of COSMO-SkyMed to Data Analytics – Dr Valerio Perusini
  9. How the CEOS Report: “Feasibility Study for an Aquatic Ecosystem Earth Observing System” provides opportunities for the SA Space Sector – Dr Arnold G Dekker
  10. Space in Australia after IAC2017 – Mr Michael Davis
  11. Space Innovation Complex – Mr Peter Nikoloff 
  12. Supporting Entrepreneurship in the Space Industry – Mr Peter Stevens and Mr Terry Gold
  13. What Does an Australian Space Agency Mean for Space Research? Some Policy and Practical Perspectives – Mr Brett Biddington AM
  14. Moving Upstream: Creating a Launch Capability Within South Australia – Dr Lloyd Damp
  15. IP – The First Frontier – Dr Anthony Lee
  16. The Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program – Dr Ady James
  17. Launching the Australian Universities Rocketry Competition – Mr Nathaniel Shearer and Mr Lewis McCluskey

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