Final evaluation of the Australian Space Research Program

About this publication

The department engaged Ernst & Young to conduct a final evaluation of the Australian Space Research Program (ASRP) between May and November 2015 and the project is now complete.

Findings from the evaluation are presented in the Final Evaluation of the Australian Space Research Program Report.

The evaluation found that the ASRP:

  • achieved its objective, with benefits to the space sector continuing to be realised;
  • represented value for money;
  • was delivered efficiently; and
  • was consistent with wider Government policies at the time.

Please email space@industry.gov.au to request a copy of the report.

More information about the Australian Space Research Program

The ASRP’s primary objective was to develop Australia’s niche space capabilities by supporting space-related research, innovation and skills in areas of national significance or excellence. The ASRP was announced as part of the 2009-10 Budget with $40 million allocated across four rounds of funding between 2009 and 2013.

Fourteen projects were funded through the ASRP across two streams: (A) Space Education Development grants; and (B) Space Science and Innovation Project grants.