Space Control Centre To Be Located In Perth

Fugro has confirmed that the Australian Space Automation, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Control Complex (SpAARC) will be located within Western Australia’s largest telecommunications exchange in the Perth CBD. SpAARC will manage robotics and remote operations in Australia, around the world and in space.

The Australian Government committed $4.5 million to the development of SpAARC as part of the Australian Space Agency’s mission to expand the local space sector.

“The remote operation of autonomous and robotic systems in space is a huge area of opportunity for Australian industry and SpAARC will be critical to us realising that opportunity,” said the Head of the Australian Space Agency, Enrico Palermo.

“SpAARC will help deliver the Agency’s vision for Australia to build, operate and maintain the infrastructure and assets which will support the sustainable presence of humans in space.”

Read more in Spatial Source article.

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