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Australian Space Data Analysis Facility officially launched

The Australian Space Data Analysis Facility (ASDAF) is set to provide small to medium enterprises and researchers access to space data collected via satellite. Data collected in space through satellites has uses that help us every day right here on Earth.

From applications helping farmers increase crop yields, assessing damage to buildings in disaster events, improving management of environmental impacts in forestry and mining and everything beyond — space data has huge applications for our country and our economy.

A joint initiative by Pawsey Supercomputing Centre and the WA Data Science Innovation Hub, the Data Analysis Facility is a part of the Australian Government’s $19.5 million Space Infrastructure Fund, to increase capability and fill gaps in Australia’s space infrastructure.

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Space Bridge state and territory roadshow begins
The UK-AUS Space Bridge team will be hosting a series of briefings focusing on the space sectors of Australia’s states and territories targeted to a UK audience.
The sessions will detail the respective strategies the state/territory in focus have developed for their space sector, the support mechanisms for they have/are developing, and the areas of capability and comparative advantage they possess strengths in.
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Register for Techtonic 2.0 – the National AI Summit
Techtonic 2.0 is a free online event which will give you the opportunity to hear from inspiring local and international artificial intelligence (AI) experts. Topics will highlight AI applications in manufacturing, AI ethics in practice, the next wave of AI technologies and other topics. Find out more and register.

Australia-Korea Foundation grants open
The Australia-Korea Foundation has opened its 2021-22 grant round. The Australia- Korea Foundation is committed to supporting engagement between Australia and Korea and encourages eligible individuals and organisations to apply. Key priority areas include: strategic international relations; trade and commerce relationships; cross cultural collaborations; and technological, scientific and education innovation. Read more.


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SmartSat CRC releases Space Industry Skills Gap Analysis report
SmartSat CRC has released the Space Industry Skills Gap Analysis report which identifies three hundred and nineteen space-related skills needed to support future needs of the sector.

This study was supported by the Australian Space Agency as an initial step to understanding the skills needs of the national space workforce. The Space Industry Skills Gap Analysis is a detailed and in-depth examination and assessment of Australian space-related skills, developed by a team engaged by SmartSat from Western Sydney University and Asia Pacific Aerospace Consultants Pty Ltd. Read the report.

Choose the name for SASAT1!
Entries are now open for the SASAT1 Space Services Mission naming competition, giving students from all primary and secondary schools across the state the chance to name South Australia’s first satellite. The winning name will be displayed on the satellite which is due to be launched into low-Earth orbit in 2022.
Find out more.

GLOBE webinar for World Environment Day
June 5 is World Environment Day. The GLOBE program is a worldwide citizen science and education program for primary, secondary and tertiary education. Join this CSIRO Education and Outreach webinar to see how GLOBE’s STEM rich activities might be used to mark World Environment Day, and help us better understand, sustain, and improve Earth's environment at local, regional, and global scales. The webinar will be held 2 June 2021, 4:00pm-4:40pm AEST Details here .




LatConnect 60 teams up with SSTL in first UK-Australia ‘Space Bridge’ industry partnership

Smart satellite provider LatConnect 60 and Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) have announced the first partnership under the UK-Australia ‘Space Bridge’, a program launched earlier this year by the Australian Space Agency and UK Space Agency to boost investment and knowledge across both countries’ space sectors.

Under the partnership, Perth-based LatConnect60 will provide high resolution optical data from the SSTL S1-4 Earth observation satellite, significantly bolstering the firm’s satellite imagery and data analytics capability in Australia.
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