17th Australian Space Forum

Wednesday 24th & Thursday 25th July 2024
Adelaide, South Australia

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The Andy Thomas Space Foundation is looking forward to welcoming a global audience to the 17th edition of the Australian Space Forum, which will be held on Wednesday 24th & Thursday 25th July 2024 at the Adelaide Convention Centre (ACC). 

Supported by the Australian Space Agency and the South Australian Space Industry Centre, 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 can attend in person, or purchase session recordings if they are unable to physically attend.

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 include international panels covering highly pertinent topics that shape our industry. 

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

Pricing Information

Please note all prices are exclusive of GST (10%).

17th Australian Space Forum, 24th & 25th July 2024

General admission (in-person)  1 Day  2 Days
Super Earlybird (prior to 15th March 2024) $450 $750
Earlybird (prior to 25 June 2024) $500 $850
Late $550 $950
     
Student (in-person)  1 Day  2 Days
Super Earlybird (prior to 15th March 2024) $100 $180
Earlybird (prior to 25 June 2024) $120 $200
Late $140 $220
     
Teacher / Parent (in-person)  1 Day  2 Days
Super Earlybird (prior to 15th March 2024) $100 $180
Earlybird (prior to 25 June 2024) $120 $200
Late $140 $220
     
General admission (virtual)  1 Day  2 Days
Super Earlybird (prior to 15 March 2024) $150 $150
Earlybird (prior to 25 June 2024) $165 $165
Late $180 $180
     
Student (virtual)  1 Day  2 Days
Super Earlybird (prior to 15 March 2024) $50 $50
Earlybird (prior to 25 June 2024) $55 $55
Late $60 $60
     
Teacher / Parent (virtual)  1 Day  2 Days
Super Earlybird (prior to 15 March 2024) $65 $65
Earlybird (prior to 25 June 2024) $75 $75
Late $85 $85
     

4th Andy Thomas Space Foundation Networking Dinner, 23rd July 2024

Ticket (individual)   $220
Ticket (Table of 10)   $1950

17th Australian Space Forum Program

Date: 24th July 2024
Venue: Halls C&D Adelaide Convention Centre 

8.00Registration Opens
8.30Forum Opening Session

• MC Wendy Zukerman, Executive Producer, Science Vs
• Welcome to Country
• Michael Davis AO, Chair, The Andy Thomas Space Foundation
• The Hon Stephen Mullighan MP, Treasurer and Minister for Defence and Space Industries, South Australian Government
• Enrico Palermo, Head, Australian Space Agency
• Philip Smart, Industry Marketing and Communications Manager, AMDA
9.00International Welcome

• The Hon Judith Collins KC, Minister for Space, New Zealand Government
• Dr Vinod Kumar, Director, Promotion Directorate, IN-SPACe
• Pam Melroy, Deputy Administrator, NASA (Virtual)
9.45Ministerial Address: The Hon Ed Husic MP, Minister for Industry and Science, Australian Government
10.00Morning Tea
10.30Unleashing India’s Space Potential: Strategies for a Resilient and Sustainable Ecosystem

• Moderator: Shashank Saxena, Director (Technical), IN-SPACe
• J. H. Prasanth, VP Brand and Communications, Skyroot Aerospace
• Sanjay Nekkanti, CEO, Dhruva Space Private Limited
• Vinit Kumar Bansal, CTO, Piersight Space
• Yashas Karanam, CEO, Bellatrix Aerospace
• Nick Kumaran, COO, mistEO Private Limited
• Pramod Kumar Konugurthi, Senior Vice President, XDLINX Labs Private Limited
• Sakthikumar Ramachandran, Founder and CEO, OrbitAid Aerospace Pvt Ltd
• Kamidi Sharat Chander Reddy, MVP Product, Director, TakeMe2Space
11.35State of Space: Government Perspective – Enrico Palermo , Head, Australian Space Agency
11.55State of Space: Industry Perspective – Brooke Stokes, Partner, McKinsey & Company (virtual)
12.15SASIC Briefing – Matt Opie, Chief Executive, Defence SA
12.20NSW Government Briefing – Maroun El Khoury, Executive Director for Industry and Investment, Investment NSW
12.25iLAuNCH Briefing – Darin Lovett, Executive Director, iLAuNCH Trailblazer
12.30Lunch
13.45International Agency Panel

• Enrico Palermo, Head, Australian Space Agency
• Iain Cossar, Head of the New Zealand Space Agency and General Manager Science and Space Branch, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
• Dr Vinod Kumar, Director, Promotion Directorate, IN-SPACe
• Major General Steve (Bucky) Butow, Military Deputy & Director, Space Portfolio, U.S. Department of Defense
• Chaired by Professor Andy Koronios, Chief Executive Officer, SmartSat CRC
14.45Insights from an Australian Astronaut – Katherine Bennell-Pegg, Australian Astronaut, Australian Space Agency
15.00SIAA briefing

• Lisa Vitaris GAICD CompIEAust EngExec, Director, IAC 2025 Sydney, Space Industry Association of Australia
15.15Afternoon Tea
15.45Axiom in APAC – Koichi Wakata, Astronaut and Chief Technology Officer, Asia-Pacific Region, Axiom Space
16.00International Space Industry Lessons learnt

• Professor Nicolas Peter, President, International Space University
• Koichi Wakata, Astronaut and Chief Technology Officer, Asia-Pacific Region, Axiom Space
• Omar Pimentel, Policy and Strategy, Space Portfolio, Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), U.S. Department of Defense
• Victor Maier, Lead Business Development & Marketing, The Exploration Company (Virtual)
17.00Peter Nikoloff, Executive Director, The Andy Thomas Space Foundation
17.10Networking Hour

Date: 25th July 2024 
Venue: Hall E3, Halls E1&E3 and Halls C&D 

8.00  Registration Open

8.30  Expo Hall Opens

8.30    Research and Development 

Ongoing and enduring R&D is fundamental if we are to grow, prosper and effectively address major challenges such as climate change, water & food security, Defence and National Security and exploring and utilising resources beyond our fragile planet. R&D collaboration both Nationally and Internationally brings together the resources and diversity in research and thinking multiplying our efforts to solving the challenges of tomorrow. This session will highlight recent research and development activities and ask the questions, how do we maintain a strong and resilient R&D base?

Speakers:

  • Samuel Forbes, Director of SpAARC, Fugro, AROSE Trailblazer Rover Program
  • Ben Sorensen, ELO2 Consortium Director, EPE Oceania
  • Professor Matthew Gilliham, Director, ARC Centre of Excellence in Plants for Space, The University of Adelaide
  • Herve Astier, Chief Executive Officer, Neumann Space
  • Nick Carter, Space Research Group Lead, CSIRO
  • Simon Meik MSc, MIEAust, Senior Mission Systems Engineer, SSTL
  • Moderator: Eva Rodriguez Rodriguez, Director of Impact and Space Lead, Breakthrough Victoria and Member iLAuNCH Trailblazer Industry Advisory Panel

8.30    Building a Sustainable Space Ecosystem

Session hosted by Investment NSW

Building a sustainable space ecosystem requires early-stage support, a strong pipeline of innovative solutions, and the development of academic and commercial partnerships.

In this session, the NSW Government has brought together some of the brightest minds from the NSW Space Research Network and the National Space Industry Hub, alongside an impressive lineup of Sydney’s most innovative space startups, to dive deep into the “ABCs” of growing your sustainable space business. Featuring talks from influential and experienced innovators in the NSW space ecosystem, followed by a startup-led panel discussing real support mechanisms available today, this session is the perfect opportunity to learn about the space startup journey and discover the secrets to building a resilient and thriving space business in Australia.

Speakers:

  • Roger Kermode, Faculty Director, Business Development, UTS
  • Taofiq Huq, Founder and CEO, Spiral Blue
  • Anne Bettens, CEO, Deneb Space
  • Veronica Bainton, Director Satellite – Governance & Industry Engagement, Optus
  • Alex Shapilsky, Head of Space, Cicada Innovations
  • Tim Parsons, Expert in Residence, National Space Industry Hub
  • Mary Pillay, Space Missions Manager, Ant61
  • Ruby Jones, Head of Operations, Aquila Earth
  • Sheila Gough Kenyon, Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer, Starbound Space Solutions

8.30    Application of Digital Engineering to Space Mission Design and Operations

Session hosted by Nova Systems

Digital engineering offers a route to efficiently maximise the chances of mission success, through support of mission design, evaluation, planning operations and sustaining missions. The team will work through an example mission design using the STK modelling tool to demonstrate the value, de-risking and efficiency that digital engineering can bring in what is regarded as an iterative and recursive process.

Speakers:

  • Lehi Lynch, Graduate Engineer, Nova Systems
  • Jeet Shah, Graduate Engineer, Nova Systems
  • Kimberley Walsh, Senior Systems Engineer, Nova Systems
  • Phil Krix, Portfolio Manager Space, Nova Systems

10.00 Morning Tea

10.30     Defence and National Security – The Next Decade

Increasing geopolitical tensions, scarce resources and the impact of climate change on food and water security across the globe are major contributors to shaping Defence and National Security strategies over the coming decade. These factors are incorporated into the latest Defence Strategic Review, which highlights the need to accelerate our preparedness. But what does this preparedness look like and how can industry play a role?

Speakers:

  • David Ball, Regional Director for Australia and New Zealand, Lockheed Martin
  • Jason Held, Chief Executive Officer, Saber Astronautics
  • Omar Pimentel, Policy and Strategy, Space Portfolio, Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), U.S. Department of Defense
  • Dr Damian Hall, Program Leader, Space, Space Intelligence National Security and Cyber Program Division, Defence Science and Technology Group
  • Major General Gregory Novak, AM, Defence Space Command, Australian Defence Space Command
  • Dr David Galligan, Director, Defence Science & Technology, Chief Defence Scientist, New Zealand Defence Force
  • Moderator: Lisa Stewart, Director, Space National Security, Australian Space Agency

10.30     End User Perspectives: Uncovering the impact of space

Space technology is not an everyday dinner conversation in Australia, despite its broad implications in everyday life. Space is critically important in many sectors, including mining, agriculture, emergency services, autonomous vehicles and weather monitoring. Use cases will be explored, explaining how downstream users can get maximum benefit from innovative space-based technologies. 

Speakers:

  • Alison Rose, Chief of Space Division, Geoscience Australia
  • Samuel Forbes,  Director of SpAARC, Fugro
  • Dr Rajasekhar Meka, Chief Meteorologist, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Space Launch and Recovery
  • David Haley, Chief Technology Officer, Myriota 
  • Peter Worthington-Ayre, Chief Data Officer/Executive Director, Office for Data Analytics, South Australian Government
  • Tom Giles, Senior Manger Enabling Technologies, Grain Research Development Corporation (GRDC)
  • Moderator: Peter Nikoloff, Executive Director, The Andy Thomas Space Foundation

10.30     Sector Achievements: Moments of national pride and lessons learnt

Since the establishment of the Australian Space Agency in 2018 we have seen the steady growth of our space sector with many achievements to recognise and celebrate. Australian organisations will highlight recent achievements and review lessons learnt in setting  a trajectory for continued innovation, resilience and growth.

Speakers:

  • Matt Tetlow, Chief Executive Officer & Founder of Inovor Technologies
  • Dr William Crowe, Chief Executive Officer, HEO
  • Rajat Kulshrestha, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Space Machines Company
  • Dr Marc Elmouttie, Research Group Leader: Mine Safety & Environment and Senior Physicist, CSIRO
  • Robyn Clay, Chief Operating Officer, Fleet Space Technologies
  • Professor Iver Cairns, Director of CUAVA & Professor in Space Physics at the University of Sydney
  • Moderator: Phil Krix, Portfolio Manager Space, Nova Systems Australia and New Zealand

12.30 Lunch

13.45      Sovereign Launch – Critical Access to the Next Frontier

Australia benefits from geographical advantages and limited air-space & maritime congestion. However, there are complex issues relating to the current geopolitical environment. To what extent is it important to ensure national access to space through sovereign launch capability? 

Speakers:

  • David Jervis, Head of Sales, Gilmour Space
  • Lloyd Damp, Chief Executive Officer, Southern Launch
  • Michael Jones, Group Chief Executive Officer, Equatorial Launch Australia
  • Sandy Tirtey, Director of Global Commercial Launch Services, Rocket Lab
  • Helene Huby, Founder & CEO, The Exploration Company (Virtual)
  • Syed Peer Mohamed Shah Khadri, Co-founder & COO, Agnikul Aerospace
  • Moderator: Christopher De Luis, General Manager, Office of the Space Regulator, Australian Space Agency

13.45      Enabling Technologies – Space Sector Opportunities

Rapid technological developments impact daily lives and are critical to increasing Australia’s economic prosperity across industries. Australia’s ongoing focus and strengths in enabling technologies such as quantum, artificial intelligence, cyber and laser communications are fundamental to advancing space technologies further catapulting the development for multi-sector growth and sustainable practices.

Speakers:

  • Paolo Bianco, Team Leader Quantum Computing Systems Integration and Analysis Group, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH (Virtual)
  • Dr Daniel Floreani, Principal Consultant & Director, CyberOps
  • Professor Tat-Jun Chin, SmartSat CRC Professorial Chair of Sentient Satellites, The University of Adelaide
  • Dr Kate Ferguson, Associate Director Strategic Projects, ANU Institute for Space (InSpace)
  • Moderator: Peter Kerr, Coordinator for Defence and National Security, SmartSat CRC

13.45      International Space Policy Developments

Since the beginning of the space age, Australia has played a prominent role in international space policy and coordination. National and international space policy experts will explore some of the new and unique questions that Australia and the international community must address and hopefully resolve in order to encourage and promote the peaceful and sustainable use of outer space.

Speakers:

  • Rebecca Shrimpton, Director, Defence, Strategy and National Security, Australian Strategic Policy Institute
  • Melissa DeZwart, Deputy Director and Chief Investigator ARC Centre of Excellence in Plants 4 Space; Professor Space Law and Governance, Andy Thomas Centre for Space Resources, University of Adelaide.
  • Steven Freeland, Vice-Chair of the UNCOPUOS Working Group on Legal Aspects of Space Resource Activities, Western Sydney University & Bond University
  • Jake Thomases, Economic Officer, U.S. Embassy Canberra
  • Moderator: Michael Davis AO, Chair, The Andy Thomas Space Foundation

15.15 Afternoon Tea

15.45       Human Space Flight – Exploration, research, innovation

Some believe that moving beyond the earth’s surface is the next necessary step to ensure the sustainability of our fragile and resource limited planet.  Resource utilisation and astrobiological research is a new and exciting benefit of future human spaceflight. Australia is making an investment in our future, through recent and planned contributions to human space flight.

Speakers:

  • Tori Tasker, Director, Human Spaceflight, Strategy and Projects, Raytracer
  • Dr John Cherry, Field Leader and Antarctic Medical Practitioner, Australian Antarctic Division
  • Dr. Maria Antico, Postdoctoral Fellow in Medical Image analysis, CSIRO
  • Professor Gordon Cable AM, Head of Flight Medicine, Human Aerospace
  • Darin Lovett, Executive Director, iLAuNCH Trailblazer
  • Moderator: Jarrod Powell, General Manager, National Space Capability, Technology and Programs, Australian Space Agency

15.45       Space Sector Economics and Investment

The recent release of the World Economic Forum Insight report on Space forecasts the global space sector to grow to $1.8 Trillion by 2035. 25% of Australia’s Gross Domestic Product comes from Mining and Agriculture with space capabilities an important contributor to the growth and productivity of these sectors. Australia’s space sector percentage of GDP by comparison to other developed countries is far below that of the US, UK, Canada and New Zealand.  Investment and funding are well-known challenges in the Australian Space Sector. The time is now for Australia to capitalise on investment opportunities available both nationally and internationally. Explore learnings and opportunities available to improve access to such sources of investment.

Speakers:

  • Jun Qu, Investment Manager, Main Sequence
  • Imelda Alexopolous,  Director of Exploration Strategy, Fleet Space Technologies
  • Kate Ramsay, Deputy Chair, Geospatial Council of Australia (GCA)
  • Eva Rodriguez Rodriguez, Director of Impact and Space Lead, Breakthrough Victoria and Member iLAuNCH Trailblazer Industry Advisory Panel
  • Dr Vinod Kumar, Director, Promotion Directorate, IN-SPACe

15.45       Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion enhances the fabric of society and enriches workforce development to ensure a strong foundation of our growing space sector. Exploring the importance of different perspectives, skill sets and approaches in the industry will allow for robust discussion on optimising workforce growth and expectations. What is critical for young people and mid-career professionals moving into the industry? How can the space ecosystem continue to develop in a sustainable manner for all?

Speakers:

  • Zoe Janes, Defence Science and Technology Group
  • Professor Chris Lawerence, Professor, Department of Human Centred Computing; Dean of Indigenous Engagement, Faculty of IT, Monash University
  • Michelle Lyon-Green, Director Talent And Workforce Planning, Nova Systems
  • Asha Stabback, Manager – Translation And Impact, ICRAR – UWA
  • Dwayne Fernandes, Ambassador of Amazement, Australian Space Diversity Alliance
  • Moderator: Jacqui Tyack, Co-Founder, Australian Space Diversity Alliance

17.00 Forum Close

Program subject to update and change.

 Speakers

The 4th Andy Thomas Space Foundation Networking Dinner

Keegan Buzza

Director Of Communications, Australian Space Agency

Dr. Catherine Grace

Director, South Australian Space Industry Centre

Lt Gen (USAF Ret.) Larry D. James

Strategic Advisor, SmartSat CRC

17ASF Speaker Information

Imelda Alexopoulos

Director of Exploration Strategy, Fleet Space

Dr Maria Antico

Postdoctoral fellow, CSIRO

Herve Astier

CEO, Neumann Space

Veronica Bainton

Director Satellite – Governance & Industry Engagement, Optus

David Ball

Regional Director Australia and New Zealand, Lockheed Martin Space, Lockheed Martin Australia

Katherine Bennell-Pegg

Australian Astronaut, Australian Space Agency

Dr Anne Bettens

CEO, Deneb Space

Paolo Bianco

Team Leader Quantum Computing Systems Integration and Analysis Group, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

Prof. Gordon Cable AM

Head of Flight Medicine, Human Aerospace

Prof. Iver Cairns

Director of CUAVA & Professor in Space Physics, University of Sydney

Nick Carter

Space Research Group Lead, CSIRO

Dr John Cherry

Antarctic Medical Practitioner, Australian Antarctic Division

Prof. Tat-Jun Chin

SmartSat CRC Professorial Chair of Sentient Satellites, The University of Adelaide

Robyn Clay

Chief Operating Officer, Fleet Space Technologies

Hon Judith Collins KC

Minister for Space, New Zealand Government

Dr Will Crowe

CEO, HEO

Lloyd Damp

Chief Executive Officer, Southern Launch

Michael Davis AO

Chair, The Andy Thomas Space Foundation

Christopher De Luis

General Manager, Office of the Space Regulator, Australian Space Agency

Prof. Melissa de Zwart

Professor, Space Law and Governance, University of Adelaide

Maroun El Khoury

Executive Director, Industry and Investment, Investment NSW

Marc Elmouttie

Research Group Leader: Mine Safety & Environment / Senior Physicist, CSIRO

Dr. Kate Ferguson

Associate Director Strategic Projects, ANU Institute for Space (InSpace)

Dr Daniel Floreani

Principal Consultant & Director, CyberOps

Emeritus Prof. Steven Freeland

Vice-Chair of the UNCOPUOS Working Group on Legal Aspects of Space Resource Activities, Western Sydney University & Bond University

Dr David Galligan

Director, Defence Science & Technology, Chief Defence Scientist, New Zealand Defence Force

Tom Giles

Senior Manger Enabling Technologies Grain Research Development Corporation (GRDC)

Prof. Matthew Gilliham

Director, ARC Centre of Excellence in Plants for Space

Dr Sheila Gough Kenyon

Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer, Starbound Space Solutions

Dr. David Haley

Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, Myriota

Paul Hepplewhite

Associate Director of Space, Investment NSW

Helene Huby

Founder & CEO, The Exploration Company (Virtual)

Taofiq Huq

Founder and CEO, Spiral Blue

Zoe Janes

Defence Science and Technology Group

David Jervis

Head of Sales, Gilmour Space

Michael Jones

Group CEO, Equatorial Launch Australia

Peter Kerr

Coordinator for Defence and National Security, SmartSat CRC

Prof. Andy Koronios

CEO & Managing Director, SmartSat CRC

Phil Krix

Portfolio Manager Space, Nova Systems

Rajat Kulshrestha

Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer Space Machines Company

Dr Vinod Kumar

Director, Promotion Directorate, IN-SPACe

Prof. Chris Lawrence

Monash University

Darin Lovett

Executive Director, iLAuNCH Trailblazer

Lehi Lynch

Graduate Engineer, Nova Systems

Michelle Lyon-Green

Director Talent And Workforce Planning, Nova Systems

Victor Maier

Lead Business Development & Marketing, The Exploration Company (Virtual)

Simon Meik

Senior Missions Systems Engineer, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd

Peter Nikoloff

Executive Director, The Andy Thomas Space Foundation

Dr Rajasekhar Meka

Scientist / Chief Meteorologist Indian Space Research Organisation

The Hon Stephen Mullighan MP

Minister for Defence and Space Industries

Matt Opie

Chief Executive, South Australian Space Industry Centre

Pam Melroy

NASA Deputy Administrator

Enrico Palermo

Head, Australian Space Agency

Tim Parsons

Expert in Residence, National Space Industry Hub

Prof. Nicolas Peter

Acting President, International Space University (ISU)

Omar Pimentel

Policy and Strategy Lead, Defense Innovation Unit Space Portfolio

Jarrod Powell

General Manager, National Space Capability, Technology and Programs, Australian Space Agency

Jun Qu

Investment Manager, Main Sequence Ventures

Sakthikumar Ramachandran

Founder and CEO, OrbitAid Aerospace Pvt Ltd

Kate Ramsay

Deputy Chair, Geospatial Council of Australia (GCA)

Eva Rodriguez Rodriguez

Director of Impact and Space Lead, Breakthrough Victoria

Alison Rose

Chief of Space Division, Geoscience Australia

Shashank Saxena

Dy. Director (Technical), IN-SPACe

Alex Shapilsky

Head of Space, Cicada Innovations

Rebecca Shrimpton

Director, Defence Strategy And National Security, Australian Strategic Policy Institute

Ben Sorensen

ELO2 Consortium Director, EPE Oceania

Asha Stabback

Manager - Translation and Impact, ICRAR - UWA

Lisa Stewart

Director National Security, Australian Space Agency

Tori Tasker

Director – Human Spaceflight, Strategy and Projects, Raytracer

Matt Tetlow

CEO and Founder, Inovor Technologies

Jake Thomases

Economic Officer, U.S. Embassy Canberra

Dr. Sandy Tirtey

Director Of Global Commercial Launch Services, Rocket Lab

Jacqui Tyack

Co-founder, Australian Space Diversity Alliance

Lisa Vitaris

GAICD CompIEAust EngExec, Director, IAC 2025 Sydney, Space Industry Association of Australia

Koichi Wakata

Astronaut and Chief Technology Officer, Asia-pacific Region, Axiom Space

Kimberley Walsh

Senior Systems Engineer, Nova Systems

Peter Worthington-Ayre

Chief Data Officer/Executive Director, Office for Data Analytics, South Australian Government

MC Wendy Zukerman

Executive Producer, Science Vs

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 17th 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

Supporting Partners

17th Australian Space Forum Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

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

Major Sponsors

South Australian Space Industry Centre
The Australian Space Agency

 

Platinum Sponsor

AMDA Foundation

 

Gold Sponsor

AROSE

 

Silver Sponsor

CSIRO
Deloitte Australia
Department of Defence – Australian Government
The Andy Thomas Centre for Space Resources

 

Technology Sponsor

Fleet Space Technologies

 

Exhibition Lounge Sponsor

Astroscale U.S. Inc.

 

Networking Hour Sponsor

iLAuNCH Trailblazer

 

Networking Dinner Sponsor

SmartSat

 

Name Badge Sponsor

Lockheed Martin Australia

 

Meeting Room Sponsor

Saber Astronautics Australia

 

Media Partner

Australia in Space

 

Diversity Partner

Australian Space Diversity Alliance

 

Venue Partner

Adelaide Convention Centre

 

Foundation Partners

Nano Vacuum
Neumann Space
Scitek Australia Pty Ltd

Exhibitors

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

Advancing Earth Observation Forum
AIAA
AMDA Foundation (Platinum Sponsor)
ANT61
AROSE(Gold Sponsor)
Astroscale U.S. Inc. (Exhibition Lounge Sponsor)
Australian Space Agency (Major Sponsor)
Australian Space Diversity Alliance (Diversity Partner)
AVA Challenge

 

B

Blacksky
Boson Engineering (Silver Sponsor)
Braemac(Silver Sponsor)

 

C

Caelera Pty Ltd
Capricorn Space
Centralian Controls and Markforged
CSIRO(Silver Sponsor)

 

D

Dedicated Systems Australia
Deloitte Australia(Silver Sponsor)
Department of Defence – Australian Government(Silver Sponsor)

 

E

ELO2

 

F

Fleet Space Technologies (Technology Sponsor)
Fugro SpAARC

 

H

Hamilton Secondary School
Heo
Hex20 Pty Ltd
Human Aerospace

 

I

iLAuNCH Trailblazer (Networking Hour Sponsor )
• India Space Pavilion
Innospace
Innovation & Collaboration Centre, UniSA
Inovor Technologies
Investment NSW

 

J

Jirra Enterprise Space Pty. Ltd.

 

L

Lockheed Martin Australia (Name Badge Sponsor)

 

M

Makers Empire
Myriota
MySecurity Media – Australia in Space (Media Partner)

 

N

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

 

P

Planet

 

R

Resonate Systems Pty Ltd
Resonic Japan Co. Ltd.
Robinson Aerospace Systems
Rohde & Schwarz Australia

 

S

Saab Australia
Saber Astronautics Australia (Meeting Room Sponsor)
Scitek Australia Pty Ltd (Foundation Partner)
Silicon Sensing Systems
SmartSat (Networking Dinner Sponsor)
South Australian Space Industry Centre(Major Sponsor)
Southern Launch
Sovereign Marketing
Space Machines Company
Spiral Blue
Starbound Space Solutions
Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd

 

T

Te Pūnaha Ātea — Space Institute The University of Auckland
The Andy Thomas Centre for Space Resources (Silver Sponsor)
The Andy Thomas Space Foundation
Thermo Fisher Scientific

 

U

UniSA/ISU – Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program

 

V

Valiant Space

2nd Australian Space Week

The Andy Thomas Space Foundation proudly presents the 2nd Australian Space Week.  Held in July, around the 17th Australian Space Forum, this week will showcase some of the industries best technologies, innovations and educational developments through a range of events, workshops and experiences.

Check out the exciting activities to come and consider registering your own initiative for the week!

The Andy Thomas Space Foundation proudly presents the 2nd Australian Space Week. 

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
  • Have their Space Passport stamped by 4 exhibiting companies after discussing careers and pathways then enter details in an online survey at the Hamilton Secondary College – Space School Booth to win a prize
  • Discover out Government School students can register Space Passport Sessions as a ‘My Career Portal’ activity through the SA Department for Education Student Pathways website.