Australia’s First National Space Mission Central to Budget 2022-23

CANBERRA (Australian Government PR) — The Morrison Government is establishing Australia’s first ever national space mission as part of our plan for a stronger future. This is an historic investment that will strengthen our sovereign capability as well as grow the sector and create hundreds of new jobs.

The 2022-23 Budget includes $1.16 billion [USD $871.6 million] to 2038-39 and $38.5 million [USD $28.9 million] per annum ongoing for the first phase of a National Space Mission for Earth Observation, which will see Australia design, build, and operate four new satellites.

Led by the Australian Space Agency, this Mission will make Australia more self sufficient when it comes to critical Earth Observation data, while also growing capability and job opportunities that will set the industry up for future success.

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Australian Government Commits AUS $65 Million to Fast Track Space Jobs and Technologies

CANBERRA, Australia (Scott Morrison/Steven Marshall PR) — The Morrison Government is injecting more than $65 million [USD $47 million] to get Australian technologies into space sooner and to make our nation a leading destination for launch.

And in another major boost for the Australian space sector that will drive jobs and technology investment, the Government has also instructed the Australian Space Agency to embark on a mission to put an Australian astronaut back into space.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the new $65 million [USD $47 million] funding was part of the Government’s ongoing mission to expand the sector, invest in cutting edge technologies and create new jobs.

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Myriota and the Australian Defence Force Innovation Hub Enter into $5.48 Million IoT partnership to Grow Australia’s Sovereign Defence Capabilities

Myriota selected for its secure, private and home-grown technology that will improve military logistics management, situational awareness and battlefield effectiveness

ADELAIDE, Australia, 29 September 2021 (Myriota PR) – Myriota, the world leader in secure, low-cost and long-battery-life satellite connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced it has secured a $5.48 million [US $3.97 million] contract with the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) Innovation Hub to expand its Internet of Military Things (IoMT) solution.

With the federal government last year announcing that it would invest $7 billion [US $5.7 billion] on sovereign controlled space assets over the next ten years, the investment by the ADF is an important contract that will leverage Myriota’s cutting edge technology to improve military logistics management, situational awareness, training and battlefield effectiveness.

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