Four Australian Companies Share AUS $3 Million under Moon to Mars Initiative

CANBERRA, September 22, 2021 (Angus Taylor PR) — The Morrison Government is helping Australian space businesses break into international supply chains, with a further $3 million [US $2.18 million] in funding awarded today under the Moon to Mars initiative.

Round 3 of the Supply Chain Capability Improvement grants will support four local companies to improve their technical capabilities and help them enter new national and international markets.

Acting Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Angus Taylor said the grants will strengthen Australia’s space manufacturing base, while also boosting the economy and creating new high-skilled jobs.

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Australia’s Gilmour Space and Germany’s Exolaunch Sign Agreements for Small Satellite Launch and In-Space Transportation Services

Reliant orbital transfer vehicle (Credit: Exolaunch)

The companies consolidate efforts to provide end-to-end launch solutions from Australia

QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA / BERLIN, GERMANY, August 24, 2021 (Exolaunch/Gilmour Space Technologies PR) – Gilmour Space Technologies, a premier Australian rocket company pioneering new and innovative hybrid propulsion technologies for launching small satellites, and Exolaunch, a Berlin-based leader in rideshare launch and deployment services for small satellites, today announced a series of agreements for small satellite launch, deployment and in-space transportation services. The companies join forces to provide tailored launch, precise deployment and in-space transportation services to the small satellite operators using Eris, a hybrid launch vehicle, developed by Gilmour.  

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Federal Government Backs Australia’s First Space Incubator Moonshot

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (Moonshot PR) — Moonshot, Australia’s first space-focused incubator, has today received a half a million-dollar [US $374,043] matched grant from the federal government’s Incubator Support Scheme to cultivate new space technology businesses across the country.

Led by a consortium of international space tech leaders, Moonshot’s latest financial boost involves matched contributions from the federal government and investors alike, showcasing local appetite to invest in Australia’s next generation of space entrepreneurs. 

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Gilmour Space Rockets Ahead with $61M AUD Series C Funding

BRISBANE, Australia, June 30, 2021 (Gilmour Space Technology PR) – Australia’s leading launch services company, Gilmour Space Technologies (https://www.gspacetech.com), has secured $61 million (approximately $47 million USD) from global investors in what is the largest private equity investment raised by a space company in Australia.   

The Series C round, which includes US-based Fine Structure Ventures, Australian venture capital firms Blackbird and Main Sequence, and Australian superannuation funds HESTA, Hostplus, and NGS Super, brings the company’s total funds raised to date to $87 million.   

“We are excited to be making our first investment in Australia with Gilmour Space Technologies,” said Brett Rome, lead investor and Managing Partner at Fine Structure Ventures, a venture capital fund affiliated with FMR LLC, the parent company of Fidelity Investments.   

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Queensland Government Gives OK for Small Rocket Launch Site at Abbot Point

Illustration of proposed Gilmour Space launch pad at Abbot Point. (Credit: Gilmour Space)

BRISBANE, Australia, 20 May 2021 (Gilmour Space PR) — Locals and tourists in the Whitsunday region could soon be watching rockets launching into space with the Queensland government today announcing its support for the local space launch industry.

In a statement, Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development Steven Miles said: “Growing our space industry in Queensland will add billions to the economy and create thousands of local jobs. That’s why we are committed the development of launch infrastructure.

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Gilmour Space to Launch Fleet Satellites in 2023

Computer-generated image of Gilmour Space’s new rocket, Eris. (Credit: Gilmour Space Technologies)

HELENSVALE, QLD, Australia, 31 March 2021 — Two of Australia’s New Space pioneers — Queensland-based rocket manufacturer Gilmour Space Technologies, and South Australian nanosatellite manufacturer for the Internet of Things (IoT), Fleet Space Technologies — are joining forces to launch small satellites to orbit.  

“We have signed a contract to launch six Fleet Space Centauri nanosatellites on our Eris rockets in 2023,” said Adam Gilmour, the CEO of Gilmour Space, which is tracking to launch its first commercial payloads to orbit next year.   

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New Record for Australia’s Gilmour Space

QUEENSLAND, 20 January 2021 (Gilmour Space Technologies PR) — Australia’s leading rocket company, Gilmour Space Technologies, has ushered in the New Year with a successful hot fire of the world’s largest single-port hybrid rocket engine.

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Momentus Announces New Launch and Transportation Service with Australia’s Gilmour Space

Eris rocket second stage separation. (Credit: Gilmour Space Technologies)

SANTA CLARA, Calif., November 30, 2020 (Momentus PR) – Momentus Inc. (“Momentus” or the “Company”), a commercial space company offering in-space infrastructure services, and Gilmour Space Technologies, a leading hybrid rocket company based in Queensland, Australia, today announced a new agreement for launch and orbital transport services.

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Gilmour Space to Launch Space Machines Company on First Eris Rocket

“This could well be the first Australian payload to be launched to orbit on an Australian rocket, from an Australian launch site.” – Adam Gilmour, CEO of Gilmour Space. 

QUEENSLAND, Australia, 9 September 2020 — Homegrown rocket company, Gilmour Space Technologies, has secured the first Australian customer for its maiden Eris rocket launch in 2022. Space Machines Company has contracted to launch a 35-kilogram (kg) spacecraft to orbit, the largest payload announced to date by an Australian space company.  

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Gilmour Space Achieves 45-second Milestone in Latest Hybrid Rocket Engine Test Fire

A successful 45-second engine burn. (Credit: Gilmour Space Technologies)

QUEENSLAND, 25 Jun 2020 (Gilmour Space Technologies PR) — Australia’s leading rocket company has reached another milestone in its mission to launch small satellites to space by 2022.

Rocket engineers at Gilmour Space Technologies in Queensland, Australia, have completed the first in a series of major technology demonstrations this year: a successful 45-second ‘hot fire’ of their upper-stage hybrid rocket engine. 

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University of Queensland Works with Gilmour Space to Develop New Launch Vehicle

University of Queensland Deputy Director of the Centre for Hypersonics, Dr Ingo Jahn, with Postdoctoral researcher Joshua Keep at the Gilmour Space factory in Helensvale, Queensland. (Credit: University of Queensland)

Brisbane QLD (University of Queensland PR) — New technologies for a next-generation hybrid rocket that will launch small satellites into low-Earth orbits from 2022 are being developed in Queensland, thanks to a partnership between University of Queensland  researchers and Gilmour Space.

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Australian Defence Ministry Signs Agreement with Gilmour Space Technologies

CANBERRA, Australia (Defence Ministry PR) — Defence and Gold Coast company Gilmour Space Technologies have joined forces to work together on space technologies under a new strategic agreement.

The leading hybrid rocket launch provider is developing lower-cost, reliable and dedicated rockets to launch small satellites into low earth orbits.

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Australian Government Boosts Space Booster Project

GOLD COAST, 13 February 2020 (Gilmour Space Technologies PR) — Research that could cut space travel cost by 25 percent has received a $3 million [US $2 million] boost from the Australian Government.

A Gilmour Space Technologies, University of Southern Queensland (USQ) and Teakle Composites project to create lightweight rocket fuel tanks was included in the latest round of the Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) grants.

The project is a $12.5 million [US $8.4 million] investment by the consortium with support from the Federal Government in order to design, develop and manufacture flight ready cryotanks.

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Australian Space Agency, Gilmour Space Technologies Sign Agreement

CANBERRA (Australian Government PR) –A Gold Coast company that has already caught the attention of NASA has signed a Statement of Strategic Intent and Cooperation with the Australian Space Agency.

Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the agreement with Gilmour Space Technologies, which specialises in rocket technologies, highlighted the exciting developments underway in Australia’s space sector.

“This new partnership shows the breadth of capabilities being developed in Australia, supporting our mission to develop and grow the Australian space industry over the next ten years,” Minister Andrews said.

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