18 Sep 2020
Australia confronts a contested space domain and a rising China
"Australia is a new space power, but with a history of participation in space activities that extends back to the early days of the space age. Our involvement began in the 1960s at Woomera, South Australia, in cooperation with the European Launcher Development Organisation (ELDO), and with testing of ‘Blue Streak’ ballistic missile systems with the United Kingdom. At that time, we had the opportunity to emerge as one of a few active space actors alongside the U.S., France, and the Soviet Union – had we sustained our efforts in those early days."
ASPI's Dr Malcolm Davis presented the attached paper to the China Aerospace Studies Institute (CASI) in Washington DC.