Backing Australian businesses to be part of future space missions

6 Jul 2021

The Morrison Government is providing a $4 million funding boost to Australian space researchers and businesses to help them develop new technologies for use in future NASA missions to the Moon and beyond.

The Moon to Mars Demonstrator Feasibility grants will see 20 organisations receive up to $200,000 each to conduct feasibility testing and to transform their concepts into the next generation of space products and services.

Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Christian Porter said growing Australia’s space manufacturing sector was a key priority for the Morrison Government and the grants will enable local organisations to capitalise on emerging economic opportunities.

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Congratulations to Ventures ilab Accelerator alum Valiant Space on receiving $200k from the Australian Space Agency Demonstrator Feasibility Grant. The $200,000 will help them investigate their proposed Fast Acting Space Transportation (FAST) Demonstrator Mission and to develop a non-toxic, high-performance propellant for deep-space applications.