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Discussion paper

Space Infrastructure Fund (SIF): Robotics, Automation and Artificial Intelligence Command and Control Centre - consultation paper

Space industry Robotics Artificial Intelligence (AI) Innovation Australia

The purpose of the Australian Space Agency (the Agency) is to transform and grow a globally respected Australian space industry that lifts the broader economy and improves the lives of Australians. The Space Infrastructure Fund (SIF) is a $19.5 million investment over three years from 2019-20 in seven infrastructure projects to drive the growth of Australia’s space sector.

The SIF specifically aligns with the National Civil Space Priority Areas and the national and international pillars identified in the Australian Civil Space Strategy. It targets seven infrastructure related projects, one of which is to design and build a Robotics, Automation and AI Command and Control Centre in Western Australia. The intended aim of the Robotics, Automation and AI Command and Control Centre is to support robotics activities in space, being in-orbit servicing, satellites, gateways, space stations, the Moon, Mars or beyond.

The Agency is currently undertaking public consultation to inform the design of the Robotics, Automation and AI Command and Control Centre grant opportunity guidelines (a grant under the Space Infrastructure Fund). The Agency is seeking your consideration of the proposed objectives and delivery framework for the Robotics and AI Command and Control Centre, and welcomes your comments and feedback during the consultation phase.

Submissoins close 24 September 2019.

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