Australian science as the backbone of planetary exploration
This concept of a collaborative organisation provides a readily achievable foothold
into the well-established Big Science investment of NASA and ESA involvement
in deep space exploration, that takes advantage of unique Australian capabilities
currently leading the world in specific technologies likely to become essential
to deep space exploration.
The Australian technology enabling the return of data from deep space missions
becomes critical to those missions.
Such involvement has the potential to make Australia an important partner in
the exploration of the planets, gaining access to the data for research into many
fields opened up by such exploration.