15th Australian Space Forum

Tuesday 9th May 2023

The Andy Thomas Space Foundation welcomed a global audience to the 15th edition of the Australian Space Forum, which was held on Tuesday, 9 May 2023 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. 

This iconic event was not to be missed and represented one of the foremost events on the national space industry calendar.

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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 15th Australian Space Forum is 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

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

15th 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


Lunch and Tea Break Sponsor



Networking Hour Sponsor

Venue Sponsor


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

Adelaide Convention Centre (Venue Sponsor)
Adelaide University Space Society
AIAA Adelaide Section
Amazon Web Services (Foundation Partner)
Andy Thomas Centre for Space Resources (Silver Sponsor)
Aurora Space Cluster
Australia in Space (Media Partner)
Australian Space Agency (Major Sponsor)
Av-Comm Space and Defence
AVALON 2025 – Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition (Platinum Sponsor)



Blacktree Technology Pty Ltd
Boson Engineering
Braemac Pty Ltd (Silver Sponsor)



Clearbox Systems
CSIRO (Silver Sponsor)
CyberOps (Foundation Partner)



Dedicated Systems Australia
Deloitte Australia(Gold Sponsor)
Department Of Defence
Digitalblast Inc.
DUG Technology (Australia) Pty Ltd



• Egress Space Pty Ltd
entX Limited
Ernst & Young (Lunch and Tea Break Sponsor)



Fleet Space Technologies
Frazer-Nash Consultancy (Foundation Partner)
Futurifai Pty Ltd


Gpc Electronics Pty Ltd



Hamilton Secondary College – Space School / Department For Education
Heo Robotics
Hex20 Pty Ltd
Human Aerospace Pty Ltd



iLAuNCH Trailblazer / University of Southern Queensland
Inovor Technologies Pty Ltd (Foundation Partner)
Investment Territory
Italian Trade Agency(Silver Sponsor)



Keysight Technologies (Technology Sponsor)
Kongsberg Satellite Services As – Ksat



Lockheed Martin Australia (Gold Sponsor)



Mawson Rovers
Microsoft (Foundation Partner)



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



QL Space
Quantx Labs



Resonate Systems Pty Ltd
Robinson Aerospace Systems



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


Te Pūnaha Ātea — Space Institute The University of Auckland
Team 3 / Paladin Space
The Andy Thomas Space Foundation
Thermo Fisher Scientific



UniSA Defence & Space
UniSA Venture Catalyst Space



Valiant Space



Zero-Error Systems Pte Ltd

3rd Australian Space Education Mixer

Addressing a need for increased discussions, collaborations and strategies for the purpose of improving education opportunities and experiences for todays students, the Foundation is proud to offer an innovative forum for discussion and the facilitation of knowledge sharing.

As such we are proud to present the 3rd Australian Space Education Mixer was hosted at the Australian Space Discovery Centre on Monday, May 8 2023.

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.

Space Passport Sessions 2023

Secondary school students and teachers are encouraged by the Andy Thomas Space Foundation to attend a 1 hour Space Passport session at the 15th Australian Space Forum. These sessions provide the perfect opportunity for students and teachers to learn about current/future careers within the Space Economy and Industry and inspire young people to develop the skills to push forward the frontiers of scientific knowledge.

ATSF Networking Dinner Media Gallery

Monday 8th May 2023, Adelaide Convention Centre

15th ASF Media Gallery

Tuesday 9th May 2023, Adelaide Convention Centre

Download the Australian Space Forum App

We encourage all face-to-face delegates to download the Forum app. You can connect to the app through your relevant app store. 

Use the app to:

– View the full program
– Join in the Q&A
– Rate, comment and take notes on sessions you attend
– Locate exhibitors you want to visit
– Connect with other delegates, plus more!*

* Please note that attendees must be signed into the app to view messages.