11 Mar 2021

SmartSat NSW Node launched by Minister Stuart Ayres

NSW is the first state to launch its own Node of the SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), spearheading the development of Australia’s space industry and creating jobs of the future.

The SmartSat CRC brings industry, universities and research together to support a thriving space industry through the development of advanced telecommunications, intelligent satellite systems and Earth observation data services.

Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said the Node will foster research and industry collaboration to create jobs in space sectors such as launch and support services, ground systems, and satellite technology.

“Supporting a thriving research ecosystem is just one part of our Space Industry Development Strategy, which will also help develop a fit-for-purpose workforce by closing the STEM skills gap and supporting the growth of innovation precincts,” Mr Ayres said.

“The technology innovations produced by the space industry have enormous impact here on earth, from using GPS on a smart phone to monitor bushfires to using artificial intelligence to reduce waste across all our industries.”

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