Australian Space Initiatives

Presented by the IET Retired Engineers Group, this webinar will examine recent Australian space initiatives.
Australian Space Initiatives

In stark contrast to the 50 years since the Apollo missions ended in 1972, the pace of space development has transitioned into high gear.

Incredible new technologies and capabilities are being brought to market by private investment and private companies unafraid of tackling challenges previously thought impossible. These new capabilities have increased excitement among aspiring students and promise to radically transform the economics of space exploration and space settlement.

While multiple international space agencies prepare for the eventual return of humans to the Moon, this time to stay, the University of Adelaide, in cooperation with numerous partners, is bringing Australian expertise to bear on the innumerable challenges facing any potential off-Earth settlement.

In this discussion, we will examine the underlying trends and the required technologies that we must master if humanity is to become a space-faring species with permanently occupied facilities on other celestial bodies.

Please note: This event is for South Australian members only.



John Culton

A/Professor John Culton: Director, Centre for Sustainable Planetary and Space Resources, The University of Adelaide

John Culton is an Associate Professor of Off-Earth Resources and Director of the University of Adelaide’s new Centre formed to deliver cutting-edge research and development of technologies necessary to support extended human presence in deep space. The Centre is partnering with Federal, State, and international industry/research partners to deliver on both national and South Australian strategies to both grow the domestic space industry and transform SA priority sectors.


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14 / 10 / 2020 - 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm
Registration Closes
13 / 10 / 2020 05:00 pm
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  • EA Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Student Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Non-Member Rate: $30.00 ($27.27 excl. GST)
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A/Professor John Culton
IET Retired Engineers Group, Engineers Australia
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