The Australian Moon to Mars Initiative forms an important element of the Advancing Space: Australian Civil Space Strategy 2019-2028 and supports Australian businesses and researchers to join NASA’s inspirational endeavour to go forward to the Moon and then go on to Mars.
The Australian Moon to Mars Supply Chain Capability Improvement Grants support Australian businesses with domestic or international supply chain opportunities by providing grant funds for building their capacity, skills and capabilities.
The objectives of the Moon to Mars Supply Chain Capability Improvement Grants are to:
- grow Australian industry’s capability and capacity to support NASA’s endeavour to go forward to the Moon and then on to Mars
- grow the participation of Australian companies in domestic and/or international space supply chains that could support Moon to Mars activities
- grow the skills, capabilities and capacity of the Australian space industry
The Australian Government has announced a total of $150 million over 5 years for the Initiative. Up to $1M of funding (75% of project costs) is available for eligible projects led by relevant Australian businesses.
Eligible businesses are invited to submit an application any time up to 30 April 2023. Applications will be assessed by a committee at least three times per year