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PODCAST: Why space is the future of innovation, business and the human race, Karl Rodrigues, Australian Space Agency

Karl Rodrigues, Australian Space Agency

With development underway in Australia to build a reputable and respected space agency, and $41 million allocated to the sector over a four-year period, executive director of international and national engagement at the Australian Space Agency Karl Rodrigues joins host Phil Tarrant to unpack where that will be invested and their plans to triple the Australian space economy in the next 10 years.

With the agency still in its infancy, Rodrigues will discuss how he came to take on his role and how the work that he is involved in will provide a lift to the Australian economy. He will share why the burgeoning space sector will also result in growth in various other sectors and the types of jobs that growth will create.

Rodrigues will also discuss Australia’s role in the global space economy, the unique benefits that the nation is able to bring and what will influence the path of the agency’s development.

Enjoy the podcast,

The Defence Connect team

 

 

Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:

Episode 130: PODCAST: The shift from consulting business to specialised engineering leader, Greg Barsby, QinetiQ
Episode 129: Guiding Defence’s R&D and innovation agenda: On Point with Dr Alex Zelinsky
Episode 128: PODCAST: The process, rigour and role of a chief defence scientist, Professor Alex Zelinsky AO, University of Newcastle
Episode 127: PODCAST: The relationship between air cadets and the RAAF, Wing Commander (AAFC) Paul Martin Hughes JP
Episode 126: PODCAST: How growing expectations within defence industry are providing opportunities for SMEs, Greg Whitehouse, Precision Technic Defence Pty Ltd
Episode 125: PODCAST: How a changing ADF will shape the benchmarks that Air Combat Group strives to achieve, AIRCDRE Mike Kitcher, Air Combat Group – RAAF
Episode 124: PODCAST: Enhancing the future of Australia’s unmanned undersea capabilities, Gavin Henry & Daniel Dent, Thales
Episode 123: PODCAST: How naval shipbuilding is shaping the future of Australian defence, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, Royal Australian Navy
Episode 122: PODCAST: The top topics and commentary impacting the defence sector across 2018
Episode 121: PODCAST: Balancing the needs of both the defence and civilian sectors, Angus Hutchinson, Thomas Global Systems

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