The Australian Space Agency is partnering with NASA on its plan to go back to the Moon and on to Mars. As part of this, it is investing $150 million to fuel the growth of Australian businesses so they can succeed in national and international space supply chains, and support NASA on its campaign.
Australia’s Moon to Mars initiative will support the transformation of industries across the economy. It will accelerate the growth of the space sector by providing opportunities to enter new supply chains, increasing demand for new capabilities, creating inspiration and enabling spin-out technologies for economic growth.
The first part of the Supply Chain program, the Supply Chain Capability Improvement Grants, has just opened. Total funding of $25.7 million is available between 2020-25, with a minimum grant of $250,000 and maximum grant of $1 million.
The second part, supply chain engagement and facilitation, will support larger local space companies and international space industry partners to open up space supply chains to Australian businesses and research organisations to support NASA’s Moon to Mars activities. This is currently being scoped and expected to commence in mid-2021.
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