The AROSE Story

History of AROSE

Australian Remote Operations for Space and Earth (AROSE) consortium was founded in February 2020, borne from the vision of former astronaut Colonel Pamela Melroy (now Deputy Administrator of NASA) and Head of Intelligent and Autonomous Systems at Woodside, Russell Potapinski.  AROSE is headquartered in Perth thanks to the generous support of the Western Australian Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation.

The organisation was established to leverage existing remote operations expertise in the Australian resource sector and catalyse knowledge transfer between terrestrial and off-Earth domains for the benefit of all industries.



AROSE is an industry-led not-for-profit organisation.

Standing at the forefront of knowledge and technology transfer between Australia’s traditional industry sectors and the burgeoning international space sector, AROSE brings these sectors together to collaborate on targeted, industry-led projects with Australia’s world-leading Remote Operations expertise at their core.

These projects deliver high-end, niche solutions and technology for applications from Earth to Space and back again; solutions and applications that can transform industries, explore Space, and return benefits to our economy, workforce, communities, and the planet, now and for future generations.

This is AROSE.

Our Vision

For Australia to be the trusted leader of Remote Operations science, technology and service, on Earth and in Space.

Our Purpose

Forge a path for Australian Remote Operations to transform industries, explore Space, and return benefits to our economy, workforce, communities and planet, now and for future generations.

Our Mission

AROSE brings together leading Remote Operations expertise from Australia, and cutting-edge Space science and technology, for collaborations that:

  • Drive industry-led projects for solutions and applications on Earth and in Space.
  • Build and advocate national capability and develop future skills and workforce opportunities.
  • Secure Australia’s role in the international Space sector.