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Australia a step closer to establishing its own space agency

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The Australian space industry is set to receive a boost as the government pushes forward its plans to establish a national space agency, announced by the government in September last year, in a bid to coordinate existing efforts in the aeronautical industry and create jobs.

Ahead of the 2018 federal Budget being delivered next Tuesday, the ABC has reported that the Australian government will be injecting $50 million as seed funding into establishing a national space agency.

While the ABC said the government is yet to decide where the new space agency will be hosted, the reported flagged Western Australia, South Australia, the Northern Territory, and the Australian Capital Territory as all having expressed interest in claiming the headquarters.

Continue to the full article  ||  May 04, 2018   |||