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Space agency seeks industry input on future missions

Bound for the International Space Station, SpaceX’s Crew Dragon takes off from NASA’s Complex 9A with astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley onboard on May 30, 2020. Image: SpaceX.

The Australian Space Agency is calling for the national space industry to give input on intended near-term missions.

Australia’s national space agency has opened a consultation process, within which it seeks the local space sector’s perspective on intended or desired space missions in the near future.

The agency aims to establish a database of Australian payloads, and use the feedback to design future funding opportunities, such as those under the $150 million Moon to Mars initiative.

The agency is particularly seeking comment from missions focused on R&D, developing enabling technologies for space exploration and those that promote potential for commercial technology transfer, according to an announcement of the call.

So, if you’ve got designs on space, respond to the consultation on space industry missions by September 7.

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