South Australia will be home to Australia’s first dedicated space manufacturing hub, further cementing the state’s reputation as the Space State and providing a vital manufacturing link to the local space industry value chain.

The Australian Space Park will accelerate Australia’s sovereign space manufacturing capability and capacity by initially co-locating four space manufacturing companies in a purpose-built facility with a focus on collaboration and production of small satellites and their payloads, rockets, electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles (eVTOL), and supporting componentry and technical systems.

A Common User Facility will also be established to provide Australian space manufacturers with access to facilities that are capable of small satellite and component manufacturing, with potential to scale-up. This will drive collaboration between Australia’s local space manufacturers and support companies to manufacture at scale, collaborate and equip themselves for global commercial and supply chain opportunities.

The South Australian Government will invest $20 million in the Park, while the Federal Government is providing an additional $20 million in funding. Private companies Fleet Space TechnologiesQ-CTRLATSpace and Alauda Aeronautics have signed on as partners and co-investors to further develop the space value chain to meet the needs of satellite and rocket manufacturers.

The South Australian Government is in discussions with Adelaide Airport as the ideal location identified by industry due to its proximity to traditional aerospace companies and the central business district.

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Australian Space Park Request for Information – Submissions open

SASIC is working in partnership with the Department for Trade and Investment 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.

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

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

You must be a registered member with SA Tenders & Contracts to access the documentation. Not a registered member? Register here.

Industry briefing

A virtual industry briefing has been planned for industry and interested organisations to find out more about the RFI.

Wednesday, 11 May 2022
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.