New Defence Space Command Agency : Australia
Australia has announced a new Defence Space Command Agency to counter the growing influence of Russia and China in space.
- It will help Australia in developing and advocating space-specific priorities within the government, industry, allies and even international partners.
- The agency will provide training to people to become space specialists, help conduct strategic space planning, and be able to be a part of any developments regarding the refinement of space policy.
- Australia will be setting scientific and space priorities with the agency in place and will be working towards creating an efficient space architecture.
- All the operations of the agency – including design, construction, maintenance – will be within the purview of the standards and limitations of the Defence Ministry of Australia.