Astra's Four Pillars
Each year the Astra Program is guided by its Four Pillars that ensure a rounded approach to our participant's learnings and the program's outcomes. These also serve to guide discussions and prompt thinking.
Click below to view some general questions related to space.
What space technology does Australia currently have?
What is Australia’s current launch capability?
What are the risks associated with developing space technology?
Are local flora and fauna impacted by launches in Australia?
What is the environmental cost of sourcing materials needed for the space industry?
Is this industry sustainable in the long term?
Does the development of the space industry align with current education systems and their goals?
Are Indigenous Australians consulted before new launch areas and other developments are initiated?
How will the growing space industry impact the local community?
How will space initiatives promote diversity and inclusion?
How can space endevours be effectively communicated to the public?
How will existing legislation fare with a developing space industry?
What are the legalities surrounding space endevours in Australia?
What policy changes are needed to strengthen the industry?