Activities under the pillars will be guided by the 7 National Civil Space Priorities that build on Australia’s areas of strength and address our challenges.
The first 2 National Civil Space Priorities – Position, navigation and timing; and Earth observation – received $224.9m and $36.9m respectively to Geoscience Australia in the 2018 Federal Budget, as well as funding to space activities through the CSIRO.
Communication technologies and services will be a focus in 2019‑2021, for example, the funding of a mission control facility in Adelaide. 2021-2028 focusses on the remaining 4 priorities of Leapfrog R&D, Space situational awareness, Robotics and automation, and Access to space.
Key to the Strategy is the new $19.5 million Space Infrastructure Fund. The Fund supports space projects across Australian states and territories over the next 3 years that will enable the nation to compete in the global space.