Astra Program 2021
Igniting an Industry: Creating a Blueprint for Launch in Australia.
Australian Launch Industry Stakeholders
Roles You Might Play
Key Program Dates
The Astra Program is comprised of regularly occuring Assemblies lasting through December 2020 till March 2021
Two streams are available for participants dependent on their preferred availability.
09/12/20 – Assembly 1
16/12/20 – Assembly 2
13/01/21 – Assembly 3
27/01/21 – Assembly 4
10/02/21 – Assembly 5
24/02/21 – Assembly 6
10/03/21 – Assembly 7
31/03/21 – Assembly 8
13/12/20 – Assembly 1
20/12/20 – Assembly 2
17/01/21 – Assembly 3
31/01/21 – Assembly 4
14/02/21 – Assembly 5
28/02/21 – Assembly 6
14/03/21 – Assembly 7
04/04/21 – Assembly 8
These pillars will guide participant discussions around this year's topic. Click on each for some related questions to prompt your thinking.
What technology will need to be developed to support the development of Launch Programs in Australia?
Can international collaboration assist with development?
What knock-on effects might occur as a result of the new sovereign capability?
How feasible are these developments? What is the current technology readiness level (TRL)?
What are the risks associated with developing this technology?
Will local flora and fauna be impacted by launch?
What is the environmental cost of sourcing materials for launch?
How can we ensure sovereign launch services are economically sustainable?
Is this industry sustainable in the long term? How are you considering future resource use?
Who are Australia’s long term customers?
Does the development of the industry align with current education systems and their goals?
How will this program impact the local community?
How will this program promote diversity and inclusion?
Does the program have community support?
How can the topic of launch be effectively communicated to the public?
How are first nations land rights being taken into account?
How will the existing legislation fare with a developing launch industry?
Will the launch comply with the Space (Launches and Returns) Act 2018 and its accompanying rules?
How will the launch comply with the relevant Environmental legislation?
Do you need to consider the Native Title Act 1993?