The Space Capabilities Catalogue and Mapping tool was launched at AVALON 2023, hosted at the UK Pavilion and in collaboration with Satellite Applications Catapult, UK Space Agency and SmartSat CRC. The launch of this tool marked the 2nd year anniversary of the UK-Australia Space Bridge. The new space and supply chain mapping tool has been built within the existing UK Space Capabilities Catalogue (UKSCC) and extended to develop an International Comparison Dashboard with a current focus on Australia.
The Dashboard (which can be found here) aims to identify potential gaps in either market that could be addressed by foreign direct investment and export opportunities. It is also designed to stimulate new opportunities for organisations, industries, and researchers across nations to collaborate on potential projects and programmes and to attract international customers and end-users. This project is another successful milestone for the Space Bridge. Over the last two years, this partnership has resulted in several exciting initiatives which include five joint research projects, funded by SmartSat CRC, the Satellite Applications Catapult, and the UK Science and Innovation Network, with the support of Austrade and the Australian Space Agency.
Dr Sarah Cannard