Gilmour Space Wins Contract to Build and Launch Prototype Department of Defence Satellite

GOLD COAST, QLD, 9 May 2022 (Gilmour Space Technologies PR) — Australia’s largest space company, Gilmour Space Technologies, has been selected to develop and launch a new sovereign surveillance satellite for the Department of Defence, as part of the government’s $7 billion investment in new space capabilities.

Australia’s Minister for Defence, Peter Dutton, announced the $15 million partnership with Gilmour Space, highlighting the government’s commitment to developing sovereign space capabilities.

In a statement, he said: “In line with our recently released Defence Space Strategy, Defence is closely engaged with the Australian Space Agency and Australian industry to develop and supply sovereign space surveillance and mission system capabilities,” he said

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Gilmour Space Fires up for 2022 with Australia’s Largest Rocket Engine Test

QUEENSLAND, Australia, 11 January 2021 (Gilmour Space Technologies PR) — Rocket engineers at Gilmour Space Technologies have greeted the new year with a successful 110-kilonewton test fire of the most powerful rocket engine ever developed in Australia.

The 75-second test was a major milestone for Gilmour Space, which is developing rockets that will, over the next five years, be capable of launching 300- to 4,000-kilogram satellites and payloads into low earth and other orbits. 

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Gilmour Space Booster Suffers Anomaly During Launch Attempt

Steam escapes from One Vision booster. (Credit: Gilmour Space Technologies)

Letter from CEO Adam Gilmour

On Monday July 29, Gilmour Space Technologies attempted to launch our ‘One Vision’ suborbital rocket to flight test the company’s proprietary 80 kN orbital-class hybrid rocket engine and demonstrate our mobile launch capability. 

At T-7 seconds to launch, the test rocket suffered an anomaly that resulted in the premature end of the mission. Initial investigations show that a pressure regulator in the oxidiser tank had failed to maintain the required pressure, and this caused the upper half of the rocket to be ejected as helium escaped.

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Gilmour Space Technologies Achieves 70,000 Newtons of Thrust on Hybrid Engine

G-70 hybrid engine test (Credit: Glimour Space Technologies

PIMPAMA, Australia, March 6, 2018 (Gilmour PR) – Meet G-70. This orbital-class rocket engine, developed by Gilmour Space Technologies (www.gspacetech.com), has successfully achieved 70,000 newtons (70 kilonewtons or 15,700 pounds-force) of thrust in what could be the world’s largest successful test fire of a single-port hybrid rocket engine.

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