Space agency review for Australia

Amidst news of the establishment of a government review examining the feasibility of an Australian space agency, a review to be headed by CSIRO head, Dr. Megan Clark, and which will report in March 2018, thoughts naturally arise as to the essential nature of establishing such an agency from the point of view of national security.

Earlier this year, former astronaut, Andy Thomas wrote to defence industries minister, Christopher Pyne, arguing that the space sector is essential to Australia’s national security.

Australia, along with Iceland, are the only two OECD countries without a space agency.

SOURCES:


http://www.news.com.au/national/politics/viability-of-an-australian-space-agency-tested-by-government-review/news-story/5171d78892f6e51217a984b78a50564a

https://www.businessinsider.com.au/australia-is-looking-into-starting-a-space-agency-2017-7

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About glennhorne

Writing on matters of Australian national security since 2016. Poetry.