Future Australian Space Medicine and Life Sciences Capability

Closes 21 Mar 2021

Opened 17 Feb 2021


Due to strong interest from stakeholders, the Australian Space Agency is opening consultations to run again until 21 March 2021.

You are welcome to submit new or additional responses, even if you’ve already submitted input during the previous consultation period (which ran from 8 January to 7 February 2021).

The Australian Space Agency aims to grow and transform a globally respected national space industry. To achieve our broader goal of tripling the size of the space sector to $12 billion and creating up to 20,000 extra jobs by 2030, we are helping businesses participate in new local and global markets with funding and programs.

Why we are consulting

We are consulting on the nature of current or planned near-term Australian space medicine and life sciences (SMLS) capabilities. This will help us develop an overview of the ambitions and plans of the Australian space industry and inform a roadmap for SMLS investment, collaboration and growth.

Your information will also:

  • ensure opportunities align with the space industry’s current or planned activities
  • shape other potential future opportunities for space access or funding.

Read more in the: Future Space Medicine Activities Information and Question Preview (linked below).


What Happens Next

Please click 'start consultation' below to begin providing input. You may submit more than one response to capture separate projects and capabiltiies if appropriate.

The information you provide will be used to develop a database of leading Australian human health management capabilities that can be delivered or applied in space and remote environments. This database will be drawn upon when identifying SMLS Roadmap targets and shaping future opportunities that help to support the growth of Australia's space industry in alignement with Advancing Space: Australian Civil Space Strategy 2019-2028

The Agency may reach out to you for further detail or clarification on details in your submission if required.

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  • SMEs
  • International organisations
  • Industry
  • Universities
  • Research institutions
  • Research
  • Space
  • Businesses
  • Start-ups
  • Small to Medium Enterprise Space Businesses
  • Large firms
  • Industry
  • Small/medium business
  • TAFE/Universities


  • Civil space sector
  • Space industry capability
  • Space
  • Space industry
  • Economic insights
  • Policy impact
  • Businesses
  • Business conditions
  • Australian Science
  • Commercialisation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Startups
  • Investors
  • Industry and academia collaboration
  • International collaboration