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 priority themes of the Australian Space Agency (ASA) 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; and three other critical areas: Defence, Home Affairs, and Science. 

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

Embrace diversity and inclusion in our decision-making and community, and enable a culture of entrepreneurs.

Convert space opportunities into funded missions that deliver national value.

Be the voice of ANU, shape policy, stimulate funding, and inspire careers in space.

Through co-funding, support, and collaboration, we discover, create, and accelerate opportunites for space innovation and commercialisation.