5 minutes 23 Sep 2019

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Acknowledgement of Country

First and foremost, our platform and Australia-wide space community acknowledges Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land and gives respect to the Elders – past and present – and through them to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

Our head office is located in Sydney, Australia and as such, we acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of this land and pay our respects to the Elders both past and present.

Who We Are

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We’ve spent the last two years researching what the Australian space community wants as a platform – which has allowed us to build a user-centric website and given us a great long term strategy on rolling out new products for all your Aussie space needs! We want to be a one-stop-shop to find out all you need about our local space industry and plan to share the stories and voices as that industry starts to grow.

We’re a small team, based around the country - but are very much growing (see below for a small intro from each of us)

Meet the Team!

Here's the folks that make the magic happen ...

Rami Mandow

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Rami wears a few hats at Space Australia (founder, MD and editor) and is located in Sydney - covering stories across the city and NSW. 

He often spends his weekend hanging out with his little doggo mate, Max (Jack Russell) and is passionate about pulsars; gravitational waves and supermassive black holes (from an astrophysics perspective) - but also loves supporting diversity, citizen sciences, and Mexican food. 

When travelling, Rami prefers the more remote, mountain regions having climbed the summit of Kilimajaro and been to Everest basecamp. 

Rami is also currently in his second year Masters of Astronomy (Astrophysics) with Swinburne University of Technology and comes from a business/digital background of building websites, apps, social media etc. for several agencies across NSW Government for the last 5 years, and beyond that a history in the digital space from the mid-2000s.

Email: rami@spaceaustralia.com

Twitter: @CosmicRami

Amy Wardrop

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Amy is one of our SpaceAus Reporters and spends most of her time between Canberra and New Zealand, covering stories and events from these regions.  

A lover of the great outdoors and nature, Amy has worked on Webby Award-winning Citizen Science digital programs that empowered young people to get back into National Parks and learn about local indigenous cultures, fauna, and flora. She also has a soft spot for cats (especially the sassy ones) and will always be up for a delicious bowl of pasta. 

She really loves Earth Observation related space topics; space law; the advancement of satellite/CubeSat technology; the space start-up eco-system and of course the rapidly evolving commercial space sector. 

Amy's background has been working in the digital sphere for a number of years and across a variety of projects and roles ranging from the government sector through to the start-up scene in multiple cities across Australia. 

Email: amy@spaceaustralia.com

Twitter: @Amoswar

Fiona Li

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Fiona (or as we like to call her - just "Fi") is Space Australia's Creative Designer - having put together the beautiful concepts you see on our platform.

Based in Sydney, Fi loves books, art and walking around. With an initial interest in fine arts from a young age, she studied Visual Communication at UTS to explore practical applications of creativity to brands, products and experiences. And while she's not fully ambidextrous, Fi learned to write her first language with her right hand, even though she is actually left-handed.

Fi is a fan of science fiction, as a way of imagining possible futures of humanity's relationship with the greater universe.

Currently a design consultant in visual and interaction design, Fi is working with a range of Australian and international enterprises.



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We're also hiring people to join our team, so this could be you! You'll be a SpaceAus reporter - delving into news and events in the Australian space community and working as part of our team to help build our platform. 

We've just hired folks from Brisbane and Adelaide, but are still on the look out for someone from Melbourne. Have you got what it takes? We really encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply. 

The only thing you'll need to bring along is a strong passion for space, science and telling stories. This is an opportunity to join a new and growing team, where you collaborate with us remotely covering your neck of the woods. Yep, this is also a gig where we provide you with a small amount of compensation.

Interested: See more info here on our opportunities page
Image Credit: Grand Canyon National Park. Flickr.

Technology Partner: SwitchCase

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SwitchCase Pty Ltd is Space Australia's technology partner - providing our digital consulting, design, development and support services. 

The folks at SwitchCase are an enthusiastic bunch of technologists who are determined to disrupt the way people interact with technology. 

The team supports Space Australia with CMS build/management and application development, but we're also working together on future projects with machine learning and AI.

When not working, the SwitchCase team is usally found hanging out with us; somewhere in the World of Warcraft arena or participating in weekend hackathons like NASA SpaceApps challenge or GovHack.

For the record, they also geek out at all the space things we do, and we geek out at all the cool tech things they do. 

What We Do

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So here’s the part where we say “we got big plans!” …. sure, you’ve probably heard that before - but in fact, we do! This first iteration of our website release, is related to news and events - so our platform is dedicated to bringing you all the latest news and events from around the country that are related to the Australian space community. 

The format for our delivery is to provide a single location where you can find out the news of what is happening across space sectors in Australia, in addition to some in-depth, feature articles - that really focus on a certain topic, business or paper. In addition to this, we’ll bring you a range of opinions and conversations that are reflective of our wide and varied communities. 

Lastly, we promote, encourage and endorse space being open to everyone, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, socio-economic background, education level or anything else that impacts minorities and underrepresented groups. We provide a safe platform for everyone and ask that you also help us achieve this through your own support. 

Contact us

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Write to us

Send Media Releases to: admin@spaceaustralia.com

Request to become a contributor: write@spaceaustralia.com

General enquiries: admin@spaceaustralia.com