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Western Australia Government Invests in Robotics Partnership

17 Feb 2020, 21:12 UTC
Western Australia Government Invests in Robotics Partnership
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McGowan Government secures Perth as headquarters for ‘AROSE’, a national consortium to translate locally developed remote and robotic technologies into space explorationPwC estimates that AROSE could inject about $200 million per year into local economy and support 1,500 WA jobs in five years’ timeWestern Australia to play a leading role in Australia-NASA Moon to Mars partnership

PERTH (Western Australia Government PR) — The McGowan Government today announced that Perth has secured the headquarters for the national entity AROSE (Australian Remote Operations for Space and Earth), which will ensure Western Australia has a leading role in the Australia-NASA Moon to Mars partnership.

The industry-led, not-for-profit consortium will position Perth as a global centre for remote operations in space, and enable Western Australian industry and universities to bid for space exploration projects including NASA’s Lunar Gateway.

The McGowan Government has invested $1.5 million into AROSE, which is being led by founding partners Woodside, Fugro, Nova Systems, Curtin University and The University of Western Australia.

The consortium capitalises on the WA resource sector’s position as global leaders in autonomous and remote operations to develop technologies and services for space that will benefit future exploration, such as mining for water on the Moon.

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