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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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  • May 9, 2022
Saber Astronautics Wins $2.1 Million Contract with RAAF for Space Domain Awareness

SYDNEY (Saber Astronautics PR) — Australia’s Department of Defence has awarded space engineering company Saber Astronautics a Defence Innovation Hub contract for an intelligent data fusion network to process a large number of space objects. The contract, valued at AUD $2.1M [USD $1.44 million] will use new and existing sensor networks to provide advanced insights in space domain awareness and democratise access to spacecraft location data.

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  • November 7, 2019