Defence Space Strategy

The Defence Space Strategy sets the trajectory for Defence space efforts to 2040, building on the 2020 Defence Strategic Update, Force Structure Plan and Defence Transformation Strategy

It describes the strategic context in the space environment, articulates the vision and mission for the space domain and explores the underpinning objectives to assure Australian civil and military access to space, integrated across Government, and in concert with our allies, international partners and industry. 

Many of the lines of effort have a time horizon within the next five years. The immediate priority for Defence is to better integrate the many diverse elements of space capability. 

Evolve the Defence Space Enterprise to ensure a coherent, efficient and effective use of the space domain.

Related publications

The Space Power eManual is the foundational Defence reference on the employment of space power, complementing and supporting all levels of Defence education and doctrine. Its core purpose is to support the training and education of those who will employ and enable space power.

Defence Space Power eManual (PDF 13.21 MB)