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The South Australian Government and the state’s space and defence leaders are set to meet the heads of the South Korean and Japan space agencies following the federal government’s announcement it will establish a national space agency.

The government is leading a mission to South Korea and Japan to discuss to discuss business opportunities which might arise with South Australia’s own decision to set up the SA Space Industry Centre (SASIC) and will meet the heads of space organisations, Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

Led by Investment and Trade and Defence and Space Industries Minister Martin HamiltonSmith, this week’s South Australian mission will focus on the areas of agribusiness, education, health industries, aged care and advanced manufacturing sectors.

HamiltonSmith says that creating new partnerships with key Japanese and South Korean space players will be high on the agenda.

The mission will also include a tour of the National Space Organisation and its cyber centre, in Taiwan, aimed at further developing collaboration opportunities in space and cyber. 


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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).


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