The ASDC has been run every two years since 1990. For nearly twenty years the conference has brought together the components of space business from around Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.
The ASDC is run by the National Space Society of Australia with the aim of increasing awareness of space in Australia and promoting space activites to businesses, governments and other interested organisations. The National Space Society of Australia is a not for profit organisation which is involved in promoting space activities on behalf of its members.
The conferences are designed as a forum where international space industry professionals can talk face to face with each other, share their ideas for the future of the industry and discuss the latest developments and trends. In 2008, six of our key sponsors were international space companies.
While international in representation, the conference has a particular focus on Australia and Asia. The ASDC is a place to conduct and create new business. It presents a unique opportunity to network with space industry leaders and to gain a unique insight into the activities underway in the Asian space community.
By holding the conference in Australia, the Australian industry is exposed to the latest international developments - but just as importantly Australia has a chance to showcase local innovation and talent to the international space community.