Industry Minister Karen Andrews reports the new Australian Space Agency has signed an MOU with the ACT. It covers cooperation on research including quantum comms, deep space comm, space hardware and space law. A learned reader wonders why there is no mention of putting trams, dear to the Territory government, in space.
In a signing ceremony that actually matters now, Australia and six other participating nations have signed the SKA Observatory Convention. This will govern the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope, which includes 130 000 antennas, over 65km of remote WA.