More than 900 national and international space industry representatives will be at the Adelaide Convention Centre today for the 15th Australian Space Forum.

Hosted by the Andy Thomas Space Foundation, the biannual event brings together leaders and innovators from across the space industry to discuss current industry trends and to collaborate across industry, academia and government.

This conference will examine space cooperation in the Asia Pacific region and an update on Australia’s space capabilities.

A significant delegation from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will be there, strengthening Australia’s history of co-operation in space with Japan.

South Australian space capabilities will be showcased at the forum, with local companies joining more than 80 space-related organisations to exhibit their cutting-edge technologies and expertise, providing attendees the opportunity to explore the latest advancements in sovereign space capability.

South Australia is a leader in the Australian space industry with a growing number of global players and emerging companies establishing key operations in the state.

The South Australian Government is a proud supporter of the Australian Space Forum.

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It’s terrific to welcome the global space community to Adelaide once again for this flagship space event.

South Australia is at the forefront of our national and international space efforts and this momentum continues to grow, with more than 100 space organisations driving space innovation in the state.

Our higher education and research community is also transforming the future, introducing industry-leading courses to prepare our next generation workforce and developing research capabilities and space innovation and knowledge.

Space-based technologies are increasingly playing a critical role in offering solutions to real industry, social and environmental issues, and today’s discussions will cover vital topics that will shape how we can work together to achieve benefits for all.