Measuring Space Power: A Comparative Assessment of Australia and Worldwide Space Actors
This project led by Associate Professor Rodrigo Praino comparatively measures Australia’s spacepower using an innovative framework based on the intersection of capacity and autonomy. Through this analysis, it will be possible to understand how a state can increase its status as a Space Power by acting on both hard and soft aspects of its spacepower makeup.
This project has received funding support from the Department of Defence Strategic Policy Grants Program. Views and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Department of Defence.
Cybersecurity of Space Infrastructure: A Multidisciplinary Approach
This project led by Associate Professor Rodrigo Praino in collaboration with CyberOps aims to identify concrete cyber threats that currently exist within the Australian space market, clarify the policy and legal protection available to satellite operators in case of cyber incidents, and recommend a set of security controls falling within both the technical and policy dimensions.
Project funded by SmartSat Collaborative Research Centre. Views and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of SmartSat CRC.
The Future of the Australian Space Workforce
This project led by Associate Professor Rodrigo Praino and commissioned by the Australian Space Agency aims to identify policy gaps that will have an impact on the future of the Australian space workforce.
This project was commissioned by the Australian Space Agency. Views and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the ASA.
International Space Station Archaeological Project (ISSAP)
This Project is the first large-scale space archaeology project. It is a joint venture led by Dr. Justin Walsh (Chapman University – Orange, CA, USA) and Dr. Alice Gorman (Flinders University-Adelaide, SA, AUS) together with an international team of scholars. The project studies the crew of the International Space Station as a “microsociety in a miniworld.” It will have positive effects on the development of long-duration space missions, and it will extend the discipline of archaeology into a new context.
Environmental Management in Space
This ongoing project led by Associate Professor Alice Gorman examines the underlying philosophy and practical principles of applying an environmental management framework to Earth orbit, cislunar space and the Moon, and other environments throughout the solar system such as asteroids. This includes cultural heritage management, mitigating impacts from off-Earth mining and resource exploitation, and developing new concepts to understand planetary landscapes and the rights of nature.
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