CSIRO’s Space Technology Future Science Platform (Space FSP) harnesses our nation’s technical strengths and natural advantages, generating new innovations that hold the potential to generate significant societal benefits and commercial opportunities and will help transform the Australian space sector. Our mission is to provide capability to solve a range of domestic and global challenges across multiple domains.

We are undertaking research in priority areas including small satellite technologies, Earth observation, communications and tracking, robotics, remote operations and resource utilisation, and space life sciences.

Find out more about our innovative new capabilities in space technology by watching the Space Technology Symposium 2020. This event was held online over two 2.5 hour sessions on 9 and 10 September 2020.

We work closely with the Australian Space Agency, research institutions, industry stakeholders and international organisations on driving technical capability and innovation pathways.

The Space FSP is led by Dr Kimberley Clayfield. You can contact the Space FSP team via the Contact us page.

Space roadmap

Earth observation, space debris tracking, and technology to sustain deep space exploration are just some of the key growth opportunities for the Australian space sector identified in our report Space: A Roadmap for unlocking future growth opportunities for Australia.

The roadmap was developed by CSIRO Futures, the strategic advisory arm of CSIRO – Australia’s national science agency, following extensive industry consultation with nearly 150 business, government and technology representatives. 

Download your copy of the full Space Roadmap.