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UQ Space has been listed as a finalist in the 2021 Australian Space Awards as ‘Space Education and Outreach Program of the Year.’


The Australian Space Awards recognises the leading individuals and businesses driving the development of Australia’s space economy and sets itself apart for acknowledging all stakeholders within the space industry.


Joe Vince, Head of Strategy at Space Connect, said, “The number of nominations and submissions received this year just reinforces the importance of the awards for the Australian space sector and we’re incredibly happy that we can provide a platform for all of these outstanding individuals and businesses to be recognised.”


“Being listed as a finalist amongst a wide array of professional industry and academia, all doing exceptional work in developing the sector, is an incredibly valuable testament to our teams work over the past years.” Myrthe Snoeks; Managing Director of UQ Space.


UQ Space aims to bridge the gap between industry and education in a practical hands-on way. The team of undergraduate student volunteers works on space technologies, from sub-orbital rockets to lunar rovers and novel research, providing experience in all space areas. Supported by industry and academia, UQ Space team members will enter the workforce with unparalleled experience, from management to legal to marketing to risk and compliance, all in addition to an extensive background in engineering and science.


“We believe that one of the great challenges in building towards a sustainable Australian Space Industry lies in developing human capability. That is where we come in, showcasing to young people in Australia that you can play a role in in the space industry, right here and right now, from high-school through university and into the future.” said Snoeks.


The awards are backed by KBR, the Australian Space Agency and the Space Industry Association of Australia (SIAA) as supporting partners, a testament to the collective drive of the sector to realise a vibrant and globally competitive domestic space industry.


Other finalists in the Space Education and Outreach Program of the year category are:

  • Atomic Sky – QuantumTX
  • PFi Aerospace
  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • Victorian Space Science Education Centre


A list of all 2021 finalists can be found here!