Western Australia Space Project to Drive Industry Growth

CANBERRA & PERTH, Australia (Karen Andrews/Dave Kelly PR) — The Morrison and McGowan Governments are investing in new space technologies in Western Australia, to help a range of industries across the nation to grow and create new jobs.

Fugro Australia Marine will receive $4.5 million [USD $3.1 million] from the Commonwealth to build the Australian Space Robotics, Automation, and AI Command Control Complex (RAAICC) in Perth. The Complex will open the door for start-ups, small businesses and researchers to control robotics activities in space, including servicing satellites in orbit.

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Western Australia Government Invests in Robotics Partnership

  • McGowan Government secures Perth as headquarters for ‘AROSE’, a national consortium to translate locally developed remote and robotic technologies into space exploration
  • PwC estimates that AROSE could inject about $200 million per year into local economy and support 1,500 WA jobs in five years’ time
  • Western Australia to play a leading role in Australia-NASA Moon to Mars partnership 

PERTH (Western Australia Government PR) — The McGowan Government today announced that Perth has secured the headquarters for the national entity AROSE (Australian Remote Operations for Space and Earth), which will ensure Western Australia has a leading role in the Australia-NASA Moon to Mars partnership.

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