The Australian Space Discovery Centre is one step closer to launch as construction of the facility and Mission Control Centre has officially started.
Located in the innovation precinct of Lot Fourteen in Adelaide, the Australian Space Discovery Centre will showcase:
- A Space Exhibition area which includes an interactive exhibition dedicated to activities that can support exploration of the Moon and Mars.
- An Industry Showcase to connect space industry businesses, start-ups and researchers through workshops, discussions and displays.
- A Careers and Information Hub to discover career paths and jobs in the national space industry.
- The Mission Control Centre which includes facilities for space businesses and researchers to control satellite and space missions.
Head of the Australian Space Agency Dr Megan Clark said programs and activities in the Australian Space Discovery Centre will be informed by the seven National Civil Space Priorities in the Government’s Australian Civil Space Strategy.
“We would love the Australian Space Discovery Centre to become a place where the community can come together to explore the latest innovations in space technologies and learn about Australia’s role in expanding national and international space activities,” Dr Clark said.
Saber Astronautics has received $6 million from the Federal Government to establish the facility, while the SA Government will invest $2.5 million through the Adelaide City Deal – a 10-year agreement between the Australian and SA Governments and the City of Adelaide.
The Australian Space Discovery Centre and Mission Control are due to open to the public in the first half of 2021.
The Centre is being delivered in partnership between the Australian Space Agency and Questacon.