SA Launches Space Park to Develop Flying Cars and Small Satellites

It comes as South Australia is positioning itself to lead the nation’s space industry, expecting the industry to grow 5.8 per cent over the next decade.

It is in partnership with the South Australian government, alongside four companies including Fleet Space Technologies, Q-CTRL, ATSpsace and Alauda Aeronautics.

“My government has unashamedly adapted a pro-growth, pro-economy agenda and transforming South Australia into the undisputed Space State is a key part of future proofing the jobs-economy for our children in the decades to come,” Premier Steven Marshall said.

The “purpose-built facility” will boost manufacturing capabilities with a focus on small satellites and their payloads, rockets and electrical vertical take-off and landing vehicles (eVTOL).

To many in the industry, South Australia has been recognised as the “space state” as it is home to numerous space start-ups and Lot Fourteen, where the Australian Space Agency is established.

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