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Moon to Mars Trailblazer Program – public consultation opens

The Australian Space Agency has opened the Public Consultation phase of its flagship Trailblazer Program. Submissions close on 2 May.

The Agency aims to grow a globally respected national space industry that lifts the broader economy and improves the lives of Australians by creating 20,000 new jobs and tripling the sector’s turnover to $12 billion by 2030. The Trailblazer program is the flagship element of the Moon to Mars initiative, a $150 million investment over five years to drive the growth of Australia’s space sector.

The Trailblazer program supports NASA’s space exploration program and especially Project Artemis, its plan to return to the Moon and then go on to Mars. It will contribute flagship Australian space capability within an international space exploration program. The program will also leverage Australia’s competitive strengths in space and showcase Australian capabilities to the world.

Its Public Consultation program is designed to inform the Trailblazer program; the Agency is seeking feedback on:

  • the proposed objectives and outcomes of the program
  • Australia’s exploration vision and potential missions
  • the proposed implementation of the program.

The space sector’s comments and feedback during the consultation phase are welcomed.

The Consultation paper can be downloaded here:

Moon to Mars initiative – Trailblazer program: Consultation paper [PDF 1.1MB] [DOCX 35MB].

To support the consultation process, the Agency will be hosting an information session on 22 April to discuss and answer questions on the Trailblazer program.

Register for the information session

While the Agency will note common themes of discussion during the information session, submissions to the consultation process must be made in writing. For further information contact the Australian Space Agency on 02 6276 1166 or

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