The $19.5 million Space Infrastructure Fund (SIF), announced in Australia’s 2019-20 budget, has funded two projects that are now open for grant applications:
- Mission Control Centre in South Australia
- Robotics, Automation and AI Command and Control Centre in Western Australia
Applications close 5pm AEDT Tuesday 18 February 2020.
The Mission Control Centre grant opportunity will award a single grant of $6 million to establish the Mission Control Centre at Lot Fourteen in Adelaide. This centre will allow start-ups, SMEs and researchers to control satellite missions and access space-enabled data.
The Robotics, Automation and AI Command and Control Centre grant opportunity will award a single grant of $4.5 million to establish the Robotics, Automation and AI Command and Control Centre in Western Australia. This centre will allow start-ups, small to medium enterprises, and researchers to control autonomous operations in space.
For further information on how to apply for these opportunities here: https://www.industry.gov.au/news-media/australian-space-agency-news/space-infrastructure-project-grants-open
The SIF targets 7 infrastructure projects for common-user platforms that industry cannot provide alone.