The Australian Remote Operations for Space and Earth (AROSE) consortium has opened a new head office in Perth, supported by Western Australia’s Deputy Premier and Minister for Science Roger Cook.
The AROSE head office, located on St George’s Terrace in Perth, aims to support the establishment of a global hub for Australia’s remote operations capability, for both Earth and space applications.
In her address at the opening ceremony, inaugural AROSE CEO Leanne Cunnold noted the importance of harnessing local expertise to achieve Australia’s growth ambitions in the space industry.
“Australia’s expertise in remote operations is highly respected and in demand by international space agencies. AROSE is already being called upon to assist in using this expertise to solve the challenges future missions to the moon and beyond will face,” Cunnold said.
“We need to grab hold of this opportunity now and cement Australia’s place as the trusted leader and supplier of remote operations in space and on Earth.
“If Australia doesn’t seize this moment, others will, and they will be the future disruptors.”
Minister Cook said AROSE’s new head office in Perth, supported by the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation, would create opportunities for the local community.
“With AROSE headquartered in WA, imagine the possibilities for the growth of our industries and for our young people who aspire to future careers in STEM,” Minister Cook said.
“This is an exciting time for WA. Science sits at the forefront of the WA government’s agenda for jobs, state development and diversification of our economy. We are making strategic investments, like supporting the establishment of AROSE, to harness the energy and talent we have in WA for a strong, resilient future.”
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