Careers in the space industry are so much more than astronauts and rocket scientists.
Learn about the variety of roles these members of the South Australian space community play in the ecosystem and the pathways they took to launch their careers in space.
Dr Catherine Grace is the newest member to the team at the South Australian Space Industry Centre (SASIC), joining us as the Assistant Director – Space.
With an impressive background spanning the fields of medicine, research and academia, we are delighted for her to be bringing her knowledge and passion to SASIC in order to help the sector continue to grow.
Meet Elisha, the General Manager of Commercial Operations at Southern Launch.
With a diverse role covering areas such as work health and safety, security, logistics (imports and exports) and computer networks, Elisha has overall responsibility for ensuring the success, safety and organisation of Southern Launch projects.
Having recently graduated from the University of Adelaide’s Bachelor of Science with majors in Space Science and Astrophysics, Isabella has made her mark on the industry through a series of internships and extracurricular activities.
Find out more about her exciting journey into space!
As a young child, Joel Lisk thrilled to visions of space shuttle launches and dreamed of a career in the space industry. But, with physics not his strong subject, a career as an astronaut or engineer was ruled out. Instead, Lisk studied law and biosciences at university, where he found the perfect union of his skills and passion – space law.
Natasha is an engineering and science student at the University of Adelaide who hopes to one day have a career as an engineer in South Australia’s space sector (and who is well on her way to achieving that dream).
Find out more about her studies and why she is so excited about a future in space.
Tina D’Souza is Senior Project Manager at Inovor Technologies, where she oversees the management and delivery of all satellite projects at the company.
Ahead of International Women’s Day 2022, SASIC spoke to Tina about working in one of Australia’s fastest growing industries.
Wanting to be part of an industry fuelled by innovation and some of the country’s brightest minds, South Australian project manager Ben Adams knew it was time for a change when he took one giant leap into a new career in the space sector.
Farisha Jamal has been working in the South Australian space industry for under a year, but is part of a growing constellation of female engineers lighting a successful career path in the sector. She’s now empowering other women and young girls to reach for the stars.
James works as a mechanical and thermal engineer for South Australian space company Neumann Space, which is one of only a few companies in the world developing electric propulsion systems for satellites and spacecraft.