Prime Minister opens space agency HQ in Adelaide

By on 26 February, 2020

Prime Minister Scott Morrison cuts the ribbon at launch of the new Australian Space Agency headquarters in Adelaide. Image: ASA

The Australian Space Agency’s permanent headquarters have been formally opened at Adelaide’s Lot Fourteen precinct.

The new home for the Australian Space Agency was officially opened in a ceremony by the Prime Minister at Lot Fourteen, at the old Royal Adelaide Hospital site.

Mr. Morrison said that the agency was central to securing a larger Australian share of the growing space economy, projected to be worth $1 trillion globally by 2040.

“Space captures the imagination and inspires us all. It develops new technologies that improve life on Earth and it offers huge economic and job opportunities,” he said.

Head of the Australian Space Agency, Dr. Megan Clark AC, welcomed the milestone.

“We’re delighted to have a new home in the centre of Adelaide, and we look forward to developing the Australian Space Discovery Centre and Mission Control, which will open next year,” said Dr. Clark.

The new headquarters will employ 20 full-time equivalent staff. The launch secures Adelaide’s spot as Australia’s space capital, with over 6o organisations in the space sector already calling the city home.

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