South Australia is leading the way in space industry development with the creation of the nation’s first dedicated centre to grow the local space economy and create future high-tech jobs.

Located within the existing Defence SA headquarters on Pirie St, the South Australian Space Industry Centre (SASIC) is the first of its kind in Australia, and positions the State to be part of a National Space Agency.

SASIC will build on the work of the existing Space Industry Office at Defence SA to drive space industry innovation, research and entrepreneurial development. Start-up staff will comprise a director, aerospace specialist and senior project officer who will be supported by a representative from Department of State Development and Investment Attraction SA. SASIC will be advised by the South Australian Space Council.

It will also support South Australia’s emerging space industry by providing funding of up to $1 million every year to young space entrepreneurs, along with new and existing space start-ups.