Ms Kim Ellis is the founder and Global Director of the private Australian Company, International Earth & Space Technology Pty Ltd.  Kim was appointed as an Adjunct Faculty member for the International Space University in France and the Global Space Institute in the United States.  Characterised by media as a ‘Space Lawyer, Science and Technology Expert’ , Kim is a long term volunteer scientist with the Australian Government, CSIRO Scientist in Schools program  delivering STEM program activities in schools and STEM education for the general public. Assisting underprivileged local high school kids to raise funding for extra-curricular scientific education she speaks regularly for charitable organisations.  This year, selected as the Keynote speaker for Rotary International Women’s, Day Port Stephens for 2016, Kim spoke about the growing problem of space debris and issues related to maintaining peace and security. To date, Kim has raised six figures in funding for STEM and International Co-operation projects in France, Canada, Australia and the United States.

keynote presentations

Ms Ellis delivers keynote presentations on space, science, technology and law for a variety of audiences around the world.  With a unique personality, Kim speaks passionately in the global community about the benefits and risks that expansion of the commercial space industry can bring to our world.

Selected as the keynote speaker for International Womens Day in 2016 for Rotary and recently delivered a presentation  for the NSW Department of Industry Geological Society  and Geological Survey of NSW titled " The Space Age - Minerals, Wealth and Robots".   Outrageously Australian, funny and able to laugh at herself, Kim is just as comfortable removing her academic hat and delivering technology, science, space and law to everyone in plain English with a twist of naughty, daring you to stand up and be your own Hero.

consultancy services

An experienced mining and metals manufacturing research scientist and published legal academic, Ms Ellis delivers consultancy services for scientific and technical research organisations in the public and private sectors.

  • STEM Program Activities and Education for Schools, Universities  and Public Events.
  • PhD Research International Law, " Model for the Determination of Fault for collisions in orbit under the 1972 Convention on International Liability for  Damage caused by space objects."
  • USRA Universities Space Research Association, NASA Postdoctoral Program Reviewer 2016.  The NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) provides young and more senior scientists the opportunity to work on 1 to 3 year assignments with NASA scientists and engineers at NASA centers and institutes to advance NASA's missions in earth science, heliophysics, planetary science, astrophysics, space bioscience, aeronautics, engineering, human exploration and space operations, astrobiology, and science management.
  • Professional scientific consultant, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO), Future Defence Space Concepts Study, Canberra April/May 2011
  • Global Space Governance Study,  McGill Institute of Air and Space Law  Co-Lead author ( with Juliana Macedo Scavuzzi dos Santos, Chair, Space Policy and Law at Canadian Space Society), Phetole Patrick Sekhula,  Advocate of the High Court, Pretoria, South Africa).
  • Australian Government Endeavour Award Fellowship International Co-operation 2012, International Space University, NASA Kennedy Space Centre and the Florida Institute of Technology.

Academic Workshops and training for technical professionals

Workshops are tailored to meet clients learning outcome goals and delivered in English for culturally diverse multinational teams and groups.

  • Faculty member for the International Space University and the Global Space Institute.
  • Space Law and Policy Curriculum International Space University 2014 - design and delivery of Space Policy, Economics and Law curriculum for postgraduate Space Industry Professionals, 21x 3hours academic workshops, HEC Montreal, Canada.  

  • Legal Issues for Commercial Exploitation of Space Resources,  Participants discussed legal background of commercial mineral exploitation and exploration in space.  A simulated legal  case was argued by the participants highlighting some of the issues regarding NASA Apollo lunar heritage sites and proposed operational exclusion zones.
  • Military Space Applications Workshop in co-operation with Ofer Lapid, Israeli Space Agency, ISU Board member and  member of the specialised Panel of Scientific Experts pursuant to the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) Outer Space Rules since 2016.
  • Satellite Negotiations workshop Phillipe Clerc, Deputy Director in charge of legal and regulatory affairs at CNES (Centre National E'tudes Spatiales), working within the Procurement, Sales and Legal Affairs Directorate.
  • Asteroid Sampling Mission Design Space Engineering  Workshop Co-presented with Rob Mueller, Senior Technologist at NASA - National Aeronautics & Space Administration; Co-Founder of the KSC Swamp Works, Participants discussed resource utilisation, and prepared designs in response to  RFP for robotic lunar mining and a sample return mission for asteroid composition.
  • Space Habitation Design Asteroid and Lunar Mining Operations Space Humanities Workshop, Co-presented with Rob Mueller, NASA KSC, Participants discussed in-situ space resource utilization, and prepared designs in response to an RFP for a commercial lunar and asteroid mining operation.
  • Space Habitat Design Facilitation Joint Space Engineering and Humanities  Workshop Co-presented with Thomas Sinn, University of Strathclyde, Regina Peldzsus, Department of Space Situational Awareness at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) Space Administration, Rob Mueller, NASA KSC.     Participants discussed space Habitat design and built an analog habitat. 


Earth Space Tech continues to deliver a range of unique international projects in France, the United States, Canada and Australia. Whether delivering a keynote presentation, consultancy services or training and workshop services, we aim to achieve excellent outcomes for our clients.  Our professional industry network spans the globe and delivers these projects as outlined below;

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