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Finalists for AusSpace24 Awards announced

written by Malavika Santhebennur | April 8, 2024

Nova Systems, Fleet Space Technologies, and Lunar Outpost Oceania are among the nominees for the fifth annual AusSpace24 Australian Space Awards.

After sifting through hundreds of submissions, the judging panel for this year’s AusSpace24 Australian Space Awards have chosen 165 finalists across 25 categories.

The process will culminate in a gala dinner at The Star in Sydney on 28 May, where one lucky nominee will also take home our overall Excellence Award.

Click here to view the full list of finalists.


Some of this year’s finalists include representatives from Nova Systems, Fleet Space Technologies, Boeing, Hypersonix Launch System, Equatorial Launch Australia, and iLAuNCH Trailblazer.

Academics from a range of institutions are also in the running to win an award, including The University of Melbourne, Flinders University, University of Technology Sydney, and The University of Sydney.

Nova Systems and Fleet Space Technologies have also emerged as finalists in group categories, along with Southern Launch, Electro Optic Systems, and Black Sky Aerospace, and start-ups like Blue Dwarf Space and Lunar Outpost Oceania.

Other group categories include Space Situational Awareness Program of the Year, Earth Observation Program of the Year, and Engineering Business of the Year.

Individual finalists include engineers, executives, female space leaders, graduates, innovators, mentors, and rising stars.

Now in its fifth year, the AusSpace24 Australian Space Awards black-tie gala ceremony will showcase the depth of talent present in the leading businesses and professionals of the space industry, while affirming the sector’s essential role in supporting the expansion of Australia.

The awards acknowledge all stakeholders, including major listed organisations and corporates servicing Australia’s space sector, SMEs, start-ups, academic institutions and associations driving innovation and accelerating the industry to new heights.

The awards set the benchmark for excellence in the space industry, with some of the most progressive space businesses and professionals in Australia capitalising on the awards program to drive business growth, attract investment, expand their capabilities for space consumers, and advance in their careers.

The awards recognise businesses supporting the Australian space industry across fields such as launch, telecommunications, satellites, energy, mining and transport, as well as defence, agriculture, disaster and water management.

To view the full list of finalists, click here.

Winners will be revealed at the black-tie gala ceremony on Thursday, 28 May 2024 at The Star in Sydney. Click here to buy your tickets.

For more information about the awards, click here.

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