Date: 7 months ago   Category: Space

Australia announced creation of own space agency


Start of department is planned for the middle of 2019. The authorities of the country intend to invest at the first stage in it more than 40 million dollars. The government of Australia on Wednesday, December 12, declared creation of the National Space Agency. Its headquarters will be in Adelaide, is reported on the website of the federal government. It is noted that investments of the state into a new cluster at the first stage will make more than 40 million dollars. "The new agency will open a wide range of possibilities for national business and will give the chance of an entry into the world market of the space industry. Investments of the government of 41 million dollars will serve good as the launch pad for creation and development of a space cluster of the country which as we count, will attract to 12 billion dollars of private investments and will create about 20 thousand jobs by 2030", - the prime minister of the country Scott Morrison said. The agency has to begin work already to the middle of 2019. It is expected that it will become a point of growth not only for the capital of the state of South Australia, but also for the region in general as there is already a number of the enterprises of the space industry and defense sector. "Creation of the headquarters of the Australian space agency in Adelaide will bring our enterprises of space and defensive sectors at which more than 800 people work today to essentially new level", - the minister of the industry, science and technologies of Australia Karen Andrews noted. Morrison also told that the government intends to invest about 260 million in the world space industry, in particular, in production and start of satellites. These investments, according to the prime minister, have to contribute to the development of mobile and satellite communication in the territory of the continent. Till this year Australia and Iceland were only of the most developed countries of the world (35 member states of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) without own space agencies. The majority of the European countries are members of the European Space Agency (ESA). And even in New Zealand similar department appeared in 2016. As it was reported, the Russian astronauts left in an outer space and examined a hole in the Union. News отв Telegram. Subscribe for our https://t.me/korrespondentnet channel

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