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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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