InSpace coordinates space-related activity and supports superior research performance across the ANU. We match world-class researchers with astronomers and fund their work to create unique space research missions built on innovation and collaboration. Our work ultimately supports the ten priority areas of the Australian space industry: Positioning, navigation and timing, Earth observation, Communications technologies and services, Situation awareness and debris monitoring, Leapfrog R&D, Robotics and automation, Access to space, Defence, Home Affairs and Science.

The InSpace strategy is focussed on four areas:

  • Advocacy - Be a trusted voice to champion the space industry.
  • Engagement - Understand, influence and connect the global space market.
  • Investment - Leverage promising ideas for commercial upside.
  • Commercial Nous - Ensure impact and return on investment for ANU.

We are governed by an Advisory Board and led by a Director, Professor Anna Moore. We promote the work and expertise of more than 20 Mission Specialists whose deep experience helps to guide the success of InSpace and its investments. They are multidisciplinary, world-leading, ANU space researchers from across all focus areas. Their deep engagement and cross-disciplinary work are critical to the delivery of research excellence that will continue to help build the Australian space industry and unlock further access to global space industry partners.