The South Australian Space Industry Centre (SASIC) drives space industry innovation, research, and entrepreneurial growth in South Australia, with a vision to create a thriving and enduring space ecosystem.
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.
Dedicated to supporting Australia’s national space strategy, SASIC is committed to exploiting disruption, harnessing innovation, and unlocking NewSpace opportunities to ensure South Australia remains at the forefront of Australia’s space endeavours.
The space industry in South Australia represents
Australian Space Park
Australia’s first dedicated space manufacturing hub, the Australian Space Park, will accelerate sovereign space manufacturing capability and capacity providing a vital manufacturing link to the local space industry supply chain. The facility will be capable of small satellite and component manufacturing with potential to scale-up.
Australia’s first state satellite
The South Australian Government in partnership with the SmartSat CRC and local companies Inovor Technologies and Myriota is sending a locally manufactured small satellite – Kanyini – to low Earth orbit in 2023.
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 on Tuesday 25 October 2022.
Learn more about the South Australian based companies exhibiting at IAC 2022
Explore more of South Australia’s space-related organisations
South Australia’s thriving space industry consists of more than 100 space-related organisations, research and educational institutions, government departments and private companies—from multinationals to local SMEs and start-ups.
The Space Industry Directory provides a snapshot of the South Australian space community, featuring key information about the innovative organisations and institutions contributing to the state’s vibrant space ecosystem.