Space is now a warfighting domain.

Some countries are developing anti-satellite systems and denial-of-service measures that threaten space-based capabilities.  

Satellites and space systems used by Defence are becoming more vulnerable as the space domain changes from a benign environment into one that is increasingly congested and contested, where adversaries seek to limit the military advantage provided by space. 

From providing precise location information and situational understanding of the operating environment to enabling personnel and platforms to stay connected, assured access to satellite services and the freedom to operate in space are critical to the ADF’s ability to protect and defend Australia’s national interests. 

STaR Shot Opportunities

  • Advanced space-based surveillance capabilities to provide comprehensive situational awareness for superior decision-making. 
  • Secure and resilient communications delivered from space for a highly networked force. 
  • Resilient satellite services providing accurate position and timing information 
  • to enable precision effects in contested environments. 
  • Advanced space domain awareness and control for sovereign space operations. 
  • Autonomous space systems and processing capabilities to dynamically reconfigure and deliver space cloud services at speed and scale direct to the warfighter. 
  • Space systems hardened against anti-satellite and denial-of-service measures. 

How To Get Involved

The Queensland Defence and Science Alliance (QDSA) is uniquely positioned to help bring together industry partners and academia to deliver sovereign capability into the hands of the Australian Defence Force and combat space threats.  

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