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Speedcast Supports Australian Space Agency

By | August 16, 2019
PJ Beylier, Speedcast CEO, and Dr. Megan Clark, Head of the Australian Space Agency. Photo: Speedcast

PJ Beylier, Speedcast CEO, and Dr. Megan Clark, Head of the Australian Space Agency. Photo: Speedcast

Speedcast International and the Australian Space Agency signed a statement of cooperation outlining Speedcast’s intentions to support the agency’s goal of tripling the nation’s space sector in size and creating 20,000 new jobs by 2030. Referring to the Australian Civil Space Strategy 2019-2028, the statement identities key fields in which Australia will concentrate on its development of the space sector, including communications; position, navigation, and timing; space situational awareness and debris monitoring; leapfrog Research and Development (R&D); Earth Observation (EO); robotics and automation on Earth and in space; and access to space.

Speedcast is investing in the Australian space sector to help accelerate satellite research and development into new areas for driving growth, including world-leading satellite managed services in support of sovereign and international satellite operators; advanced Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities and space connectivity applications for key economic sectors; new products, software, and services that leverage the company’s leadership position in maritime and mobility connectivity; and value-added services in collaboration with partners and suppliers.

“Speedcast is committed to developing the next generation of space innovators,” said Speedcast CEO Pierre-Jean Beylier. “This groundbreaking space initiative builds on our long history of providing connectivity services to emerging markets, and will advance global communications while driving economic growth opportunities in new regions.”