Feedback is being sought from potential users and operators of the Common User Facility (CUF) within Australia’s first dedicated space manufacturing hub, Australian Space Park, to ensure it meets the future needs of the Australian space industry to take locally manufactured space technology to orbit and beyond.

The Australian Space Park is set to accelerate Australia’s sovereign space manufacturing capability and capacity, establishing a purpose-built facility that will drive collaboration between Australia’s local space manufacturers and support companies to manufacture at scale, partner and equip themselves for global commercial and supply chain opportunities.

The CUF will be centre of gravity for NewSpace industry activity, capable of small satellite and component manufacturing, with potential to scale-up to accommodate larger satellites and components. It will provide industry with access to facilities that support the prototype, test and qualification of components and assemblies for space.

The Department for Trade and Investment and SASIC are working in partnership in leading the establishment of the Australian Space Park.

A Request for Information (RFI) process has opened to seek input from potential users and operators on the scope of services, equipment requirements and a commercial operating model for the CUF.

Industry and interested organisations are invited to a virtual industry briefing to find out more about the RFI, planned for Wednesday 11 May 2022, from 1:30 to 2:30 pm (ACST). Details on how to register for the online MS Teams briefing session are available in the Request for Information document available on the South Australian Tenders & Contracts website.

In collaboration with four foundational tenants – Fleet Space Technologies, AT Space, Alauda Aeronautics and Q-CTRL – the Australian Space Park will advance efforts to manufacture space-qualified technologies and place South Australia firmly at the centre of the nation’s satellite and space component manufacturing capabilities.

Feedback on the RFI closes at 2:00 pm on Thursday 2 June 2022.

To find out more, download the RFI and submit a response, visit the South Australian Tenders & Contracts website.

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