The Australian Space Agency has formally entered into Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with counterpart agencies in Canada and the United Kingdom, as part of the country’s plan to launch a “vibrant new space industry,” according to a press release from the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. These MoUs – including one with the Canadian Space Agency – will help all three nations develop their respective space programs and take advantage of the rapidly-expanding global space industry, the release said. Canada’s co-operation in earth observation with Geoscience Australia was one of the projects identified for further development. Australia’s Coalition Government is investing A$41 million over four years to establish and operate Australia’s first-ever national space agency. It is also investing more than A$260 million to develop world-leading core satellite infrastructure and technologies, including better GPS for Australian business and regional Australians and improved access to satellite imagery.