For the first time ever, Defence Space Command will be at AVALON 2023 highlighting the criticality of space and our vision for Australian space power.
From communications to traffic management, banking to agriculture, and even entertainment and gaming – entire systems and societies are reliant on space – including Australia’s.
Defence Space Command was established in 2022 to lead the effort to assure Australia’s access to space to defend Australia and promote global security and stability in the space domain. Losing access to space would impact not just Australia’s national security but would fundamentally change our way of life.
Defence Space Commander Air Vice-Marshal Catherine Roberts says it is an exciting time for Australia’s space sector and she is proud to showcase Defence Space Command’s contribution to Australia’s space future.
“Space connects us all and is essential to our ability to operate freely in and control maritime, land, and air domains,” she said.
“Much of our forces’ capabilities are enabled by space-based communications, intelligence and positioning, navigating and timing.
“If you are fascinated by space, come visit the Defence Space Hub at this year’s AIRSHOW!”
In this fully immersive experience, you’ll learn about the exciting future of space through interactive displays and replicas of real Aussie rockets and satellites.
Discover how Defence Space Command conducts missions in the Space Operations Centre (with real-time space data) and find out about space weather and solar flares. Learn about our space strategy, capabilities and operations, and why space is just so important to Australia.
And if you’ve ever considered a career that is truly out of this world, you must meet Jarli, our STEM ambassador. She’ll guide you through Australia’s bright future in space and inspire you to aim for the stars!
Visit the Defence Space Hub adjacent to the Royal Australian Air Force Pavilion outside Exhibition Hall 1.