The Australian National University Institute for Space (InSpace) creates opportunities for ANU innovators to supercharge Australia’s space capability.

We align our work and investment to the  Australian Space Agency's (ASA) priority themes to drive national action: Positioning, navigation and timing, Earth observation, Communications technologies and services, Situation awareness and debris monitoring, Leapfrog R&D, Robotics and automation, Access to space, as well as three other critical areas: Defence, Home Affairs and Science. 

InSpace has five objectives that underpin all of our work and measure our success:


Be the voice of ANU space capabilities, shape policy, stimulate funding, and inspire career choices in space.



Uncover and create compelling opportunities for space innovation, research, and commercialisation connecting ANU teams with the space community.



Convert space innovation and research opportunities into funded missions that lift ANU research performance and deliver commercialisation and impact.



Fund space innovations, research and infrastructure in partnership with ANU Colleges, their Schools, and external funders.



Deliver InSpace financial plan, meet obligations, cultivate entrepreneurial mindset and behaviours at ANU.