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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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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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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Northrop Grumman, Gilmour Space Technologies Work to Grow Sovereign Capabilities in Australia

CANBERRA, Australia (Northrop Grumman PR) – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) announced it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Queensland-based rocket company, Gilmour Space Technologies, to support the development of Australian sovereign space capabilities.

Northrop Grumman aims to lead industry support in developing Australian sovereign space capabilities to help meet the needs of defence and realise the Australian Space Agency vision,” said Chris Deeble, chief executive, Northrop Grumman Australia. “Our approach is consistent with the Australian government’s recently announced Modern Manufacturing Strategy, to make space hardware in Australia while securing sovereign capabilities in priority areas that includes defence and space.”

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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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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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