The space industry is in place in Australia and well underway to keep growing, not only that, it exists right under our nose here in WA. The State already works closely with the Australian and European Space Agencies…. which you can see with the ground stations (aka the dish) in New Norcia!

In August, the WASM Alumni collaborated with AROSE (Australian Remote Operations for Space and Earth), a member driven consortium based in WA, to open up the discussion between resources and the space sector, to inspire and excite! The opportunities are already here to transfer space technology into mining, and to leverage the wealth of experience we have in our long history from remote operations in the Pilbara… directly into the Australian lunar rover space mission!

We heard from ….

The first AROSE Chair and unofficially Chief Inspiration Officer at AROSE, David Flanagan AM CitWA (and WASM Alumni!)

Space Director at Fugro, Dawn McIntosh (and a 20 year NASA Alumni!)

And our panel chair, AROSE Program Director, Michelle Keegan (also WASM Alumni!), and

The States first Space Director at JTSI, James Yuen.

Thanks to our long term supporter Northern Star Resources Limited

Thanks also to our new MC expert, Ben Jaggard

Author: WASMA

The history of the Western Australian School of Mines Alumni (WASMA) reflects the ups and downs of the Western Australian School of Mines (WASM) and the role it has played in supporting graduates in a range of activities and events. It also describes the important role that graduates have played in ensuring WASM remains in Kalgoorlie. Learn more.