Space industry forum to take off in Darwin


The CEO of Australia’s first commercial spaceport will be part of a panel of space experts set to meet in Darwin for the first time.

Carley Scott of Equatorial Launch Australia will join Phil Crosby of the CSIRO and Anntonette Dailey of the Australian Space Agency at the Darwin Space Industry Forum on Monday.

Guests will also hear from Michael de La Chapelle of Boeing and the Northern Territory’s Chief Minister Michael Gunner.

As well as speeches, the forum will include a Q&A session and networking opportunity.

Space Industry Association of Australia chair Michael Davis said the industry was gaining traction in northern Australia.

“We are really pleased to be running this event in the Northern Territory for the first time, and we have been surprised by the tremendous amount of interest,” he said.

“We are particularly pleased that Equatorial Launch Australia is making great progress with its Northern Territory launch project.

“Not only will we learn more about their plans, we’ll also have an opportunity to inspect the launch site near Nhulunbuy.”

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