14th Australian Space Forum

The Andy Thomas Space Foundation welcomed a global audience of over 1000 to the 14th Australian Space Forum, which was held on Tuesday, 25 October 2022 at the Adelaide Convention Centre in South Australia.

Supported by the Australian Space Agency, the South Australian Space Industry Centre and SmartSat CRC, the Forum provides the perfect opportunity to stimulate ideas, share information about emerging technologies and network with influential space sector leaders and the broader community.

Participants attended in-person, or virtually through the event’s global interactive platform.

The space sector in Australia is experiencing unprecedented growth as industry, academia, and government work together to expand their activities and develop international relationships for ongoing opportunity and success within the space economy.

Forum sessions included international panels covering highly pertinent topics that shape our industry.

Earth Observation – The National Space Mission for Earth Observation – a major investment that will expand Australia’s capability in designing, manufacturing and operating space and ground based systems. Starting with the EO roadmap and priorities on there (e.g. AquaWatch, SCR, OzFuel,…) to ground side support with in-situ sensing, cal/val and data fusion, to sensors and imagers, or even into the government vs commercial enterprise provided data.

Optical Communications – A quantum leap in Australia’s secure and high bandwidth communications to connect the world and beyond. How exactly do we benefit from optical communications? What exactly does this mean and how does it differ from RF? Does dual technology (combined RF and optical) mean anything? And if so, when will we see the rewards?

Foundation Services Rover – Exploring remote operations and autonomous systems building on Australian expertise in the resources and mining sectors for the collection of lunar soil (regolith). What would the successful extraction of materials for In-Situ resource utilisation (ISRU) mean for future Australian and international space missions? How could technologies developed through this project contribute to on-Earth resource sustainability?

This iconic event was not to be missed and represents one of the foremost events on the national space industry calendar. If you were unable to visit the 14th Australian Space Forum, checkout our next 15th ASF event (coming soon)

The Andy Thomas Space Foundation Week 2022

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Exhibition & Sponsorship
The Australian Space Forum series continues to grow through the ongoing support of our sponsors and exhibitors and we thank them for their contribution to the space industry in Australia and around the world..

The 14th Australian Space Forum was proudly supported by the below sponsors and exhibitors who are committed to a thriving space sector. If you would like to enquire on available sponsorship and exhibition packages for the next Forum, please contact spaceforum@andythomas.foundation

Special thanks to our Sponsors and Exhibitors

14th Australian Space Forum Official Media Partner

If you would like to enquire on available sponsorship, please contact spaceforum@andythomas.foundation

Platinum Sponsor
Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors

Technology Sponsor
Exhibition Lounge Sponsor
Dinner Sponsor

Lunch and Tea Break Sponsor

Networking Hour Sponsor

If you would like to enquire on available exhibition packages, please contact spaceforum@andythomas.foundation


Adelaide University Space Society
Aiaa Adelaide
Airbus Defence and Space (Silver Sponsor)
Anu Inspace
At Space Pty Ltd
APC Technology
Aurora Space Cluster
AMDA Foundation Limited (Platinum Sponsor)
Australian Space Agency (Major Sponsor)
Australian Space Discovery Centre
AVALON 2023 – Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition (Platinum Sponsor)
AWS (Foundation Partner)


Beings Systems
Black Art Technologies
Blacktree Technology Pty Ltd
Boc Limited
Boeing Defence Australia Ltd
Braemac (Silver Sponsor)
Bureau of Meteorology (Silver Sponsor)
Business France Australia (Silver Sponsor)


Caelera Pty Ltd
Capricorn Space
Cicada Innovations
Clearbox Systems
CSIRO (Technology Sponsor)
Cyberops (Foundation Partner)


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Defence Space Command span>
Deloitte (Gold Sponsor)
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade / Department of Home Affairs
Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation
DEWC Systems
DUG Technology (Australia) Pty Ltd


entX Limited
Electro Optic Systems – EOS (Foundation Partner)
• Ernst & Young (Lunch and Tea Break Sponsor)


Fleet Space Technology (Dinner Sponsor)
Flinders University
Frazer-Nash Consultancy Ltd (Foundation Partner)
FuturifAI Pty Ltd (Silver Sponsor)


• Geoscience Australia (Silver Sponsor)


Hamilton Secondary College
HEX20 Pty Ltd


Industrial Sciences Group
Infinity Avionics
Innovation & Collaboration Centre
Inovor Technologies Pty Ltd (Foundation Partner)
Investment Territory
ITA – Italian Trade Agency (Silver Sponsor)


Jones Harley Toole (Coffee Cart Sponsor)
Joseph Banks Secondary College


Kongsberg Satellite Services As


LeoLabs Pty Ltd (Silver Sponsor)
Locate Conferences Australia


Makers Empire Pty Ltd
Microsoft Azure Space (Foundation Partner)
Monash Nova Rover


Nano Vacuum Pty Ltd (Foundation Partner)
Neumann Space (Foundation Partner)
Norseld Pty Ltd
Nova Systems


Optus Satellite and Space (Gold Sponsor)


Praxis Aerospace Pty Ltd


QL Tech
Quantx Labs


River Murray International Dark Sky Reserve


Saab Australia Pty Ltd (Foundation Partner)
Saber Astronautics (Exhibition Lounge Sponsor)
SABRN Group of Companies
Scitek Australia Pty Ltd (Foundation Partner)
Silentium Defence (Networking Hour Sponsor)
SLM Solutions
South Australian Space Industry Centre (Major Sponsors)
Southern Launch
Space BD Inc.
Space Machines Company
Spiral Blue
Spire Global
Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd


3D Plus
The Andy Thomas Centre for Space Resources (Silver Sponsor)
• The Andy Thomas Space Foundation
Thermo Fisher Scientific


University of South Australia – ICC
UNSW Canberra Space


Valiant Space
Space Passport Program

A highlight of the Australian Space Forum is the educational outreach the event provides to students through the Space Passport program, enabling the opportunity for students to learn about space career pathways through direct engagement with Australia’s space leaders.

The Space Passport Program sessions encourage students to:

  • Talk directly to companies currently involved with the Australian Space Sector,
  • Ask companies about current and future careers within their industry,
  • Find out about the school and tertiary pathways needed to enter the discussed careers.
  • For more information and to register for this program, please click the registration button below.

14th Australian Space Forum Photo Gallery