Australian satellite communications innovation was recognised at the Australian Ambassadors residence in Washington DC during SATELLITE 2012.
The Australian Ambassador to the United States, The Hon Kim Beazley hosted an evening to promote the achievements of Australian satellite communications companies, not only in Australia but worldwide. Mr Beazley recognised the advantages of Australian teleports and innovative satellites - “Traditionally, the Americas, Europe, Asia and Russia have been renowned for innovation in space technology, but we are beginning to see a few Australian companies making waves in the industry.”
For those surprised to find Australia among the key satellite innovators, the evening proved that the Australian satellite communications industry has entered the global arena. “In addition to housing some of the best ground infrastructure in the world, Australia is also launching some of the newest and innovative satellites in the world. Australian satellite communications have certainly entered the global satellite stage,” said Mr Beazley.