Curtin University Vice-Chancellor calls for an Australian space agency and presents Curtin’s GNSS Research as an advantage of WA
At the recent forum ‘The Space Economy – Opportunities for WA’, organized by CEDA (Committee for Economic Development of Australia) at the Perth Convention Centre (21 Nov 2017), Vice-Chancellor Professor Terry said:
“Curtin University has significant capabilities in space related research and is a key contributor to research in this field, both in Australia and internationally”.
“A piece of work by Curtin’s ARC Federation Fellow Professor Peter Teunissen, who has spent most of his professional career working with data from space, GPS and GNSS, demonstrates clearly the advantage WA has compared to the rest of Australia.”
“This slide shows WA and the Indian Ocean will have up to 35 satellites available at any one time, compared to the rest of Australia which will have fewer and the Pacific Ocean which has fewer still.
“Moreover, the translation of space-research outputs into other research and industrial applications presents massive opportunities for the Australian and state governments, research institutions, and industry and commercial partners.”