The Australian Federal Government announced today $55 million in cash through the Department of Industry, Science & Technology, addition to the $190 million cash and in-kind investment from 84 local, national and international research and industry partners, to create a new Cooperative Research Centre for Smart Satellite Technologies and Analytics, the SmartSat CRC. It will be the biggest investment in space industry R&D in our history and is set to meet the Australian Space Agency’s goal of lifting Australia’s space industry to $12 billion, generating an extra 20,000 jobs by 2030.

Neumann Space is very proud to be a founding member of the SmartSat CRC and we look forward to working collaboratively with the other partners including global companies such as AIRBUS, BAE, MDA, Northrop Grumman,  Saab, SciSys, Dassault Systems, and THALES; Australian companies – Nova Systems, OPTUS, SHOAL, and FrontierSI; Australian startups – including X-Lab, Myriota, Fluorosat, Fleet, Innovor, Lyrebird, Delta-V; Australian universities and research organisations – ANU, UNSW, RMIT, Swinburne, QUT, Curtin, CSIRO, DST, La Trobe, the Universities of Queensland, Adelaide, Western Australia and Western Sydney; and international collaborators, UCL, Catapult, NASA, the European Space Agency and the National University of Singapore among many more.

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