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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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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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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