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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Gilmour Space Signs Space Act Agreement with NASA

SINGAPORE, February 13, 2018 (Gilmour Space PR) – Australia and Singapore-based rocket company, Gilmour Space Technologies, has entered into a Space Act Agreement with the US National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) to collaborate on various research, technology development and educational initiatives.

“NASA is a world leader in space exploration efforts, and we’re privileged to be able to work with them to develop and test some of our innovative new space technologies,” said its CEO & Founder, Adam Gilmour.

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Gilmour Space Achieves 45,000 Newtons of Thrust in Hybrid Rocket Engine Test

 

Hybrid motor test (Credit: Gilmour Space Technologies)

QUEENSLAND, Australia, January 4, 2018 (Gilmour Space Technologies PR)– Australia and Singapore-based rocket company, Gilmour Space Technologies (http://www.gspacetech.com), has fired up the first of its full-scale orbital engine tests in a staged program to launch small satellites to space by 2020.

“We conducted two successful engine tests in December, one of which was a low pressure test-fire that generated 45 kilonewtons (over 10,100 pounds-force) of thrust,” said its CEO and Founder, Adam Gilmour.

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