WA Space Project To Drive Industry Growth
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 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. $1.5 million will go to the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre to establish Australian Space Data Analysis Facility (ASDAF) in Perth.
Federal Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the projects are part of the Morrison Government's $19.5 million Space Infrastructure Fund and will support local job creation and research and development.
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