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Current developments and colonization of space.

Summary

This article provides a quick overview of the 31 Aug 2020 Four Corners program which focuses on the space age and the race to colonise outer space. Space is now an important area of concern for various Australian government departments. It is worth noting that the UNSW Canberra's ADFA Space Program is working with DSTG and Air Force to enable end-to-end space mission capability. The article notes that space travel has never been so accessible. Further, entrepreneurs such as Elon Musk and his company Space X have created reliable and reusable space technology that is commercially viable. The 2020 Defence Strategic Update notes the ADF must be self-reliant in space. Why do you think Australia would want a degree of control over communication satellites and ground stations?