Cyber + Space

Defence has partnered with industry to develop Defence’s space capability at SpaceFest 2019, a capability demonstration and equipment trial.

When our intelligence chiefs look at the external challenges facing Australia they generally nominate the three “C’s”—China, counter-terrorism and cyberspace—as their primary focus.

The official signing of the Lockheed Martin Statement of Strategic Intent and Cooperation with the Australian Space Agency was held in Melbourne on the sidelines of the 2019 Avalon Air Show.

Professor Greg Austin, Deputy Director of UNSW Canberra Cyber, has warned that Australia and allied states are at risk of experiencing a cyber ‘blitzkrieg’.

Myriota has partnered with Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems to develop and launch multiple satellites in 2019.

Fighting cyber-attacks using AI to create stronger ‘cyber traps’ is the focus of two ground-breaking Australian research projects.

Defence has signed three major contracts to deliver ICT support services.

British company CGC Systems has been contracted to supply and install the first antenna systems at the first Australian Ground Network site near Geraldton.

The Australian Space Agency has announced that it will set up its national headquarters in Adelaide.

Leidos has been awarded a task order by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to manage cyber and enterprise security operations.

The space industry is set to benefit from expert guidance from University of Adelaide lawyers on Australian and international laws that regulate their activities.

CSIRO has announced that it will be extending its Earth observation capabilities by acquiring Australia’s first Cubesat designed to detect infrared light.

Airbus has opened the world’s first High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite flight base in Wyndham, WA, which will serve as the launch site for the Zephyr UAV.

A Cyber Security Innovation Node will be established in NSW as part of a national network to accelerate the growth of the cyber security industry.

Despite the proliferation of small satellite technologies and an overall trend towards lower launch costs, space is still a very expensive place to be.