HAPS Challenge


The HAPS Challenge aims to energise local Australian development of key technologies and to ensure Australian sovereign HAPS that have accurate station-keeping capability or long endurance capacity needed to allow deployment over an area of operations for a period of days to weeks.

How it works

Stream 1 - Automated or Autonomous HAPS Platform Station-Keeping & Constellation Maintenance / Stream 2 Automated or Autonomous Attitude Determination & Correction of Payload Support Structure leads to Phase 1 (Concept) Phase 2 (Engineering)  Phase 3 (Prototype Development & Demonstration)

Important Documents

Applications are open to businesses based in Australia and with an Australian ABN, and to Australian Publicly Funded Research Agencies (APFRAs) and organisations. 

For complete details download the following documents:

HAPS Challenge Guidelines

HAPS Challenge Terms & Conditions Phase 1

HAPS Challenge Regulatory Considerations

HAPS Challenge Stream 2 Intellectual Property

HAPS Challenge Schedule

HAPS Challenge Information Sessions

Register now for the information sessions April 12-16 2021. Once you have registered you will receive an invitation to join a session when times are confirmed.

For further questions please get in touch

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