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Southern Launch Receives Further Support from the Federal Government

ADELAIDE, Australia (Southern Launch PR) — Australian spaceport and space mission provider, Southern Launch, has been awarded an Australian Space Agency Moon to Mars Grant for their mobile launch rail.

The almost $1 million grant will enable Southern Launch to design, construct, and commission a mobile launch rail that will be capable of launching sub-orbital vehicles ranging in mass from 20kg to 3,500kg. The mobility of the rocket launcher will allow Southern Launch to utilise the launch rail at both the Koonibba Test Range and the Whalers Way Orbital Launch Complex.

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  • May 26, 2022
Southern Launch Welcomes Funding Boost for the Australian Space Industry

ADELAIDE, Australia (Southern Launch PR) — Southern Launch welcomes today’s announcement of a $65m Space Infrastructure Fund by the Australian Federal Government. As Australia’s sole company with space launch facilities licensed to undertake space launches, today’s announcement broadcasts to the world that Australia is serious about a vibrant space launch capability in our nation. Launch creates a centre of gravity that underpins an enduring broader space industry, and today’s announcement […]

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  • February 27, 2022
Rocket Factory Augsburg, Southern Launch Sign Agreement for Launch Facilities in Australia
RFA One launcher in flight (Credit: Rocket Factory Augsburg)

SINGAPORE, 10 February 2022 (Rocket Factory Augsburg PR) – Rocket Factory Augsburg AG (RFA), Europe’s leading launch service provider, has partnered with Southern Launch, a South Australian rocket launch service provider. The partnership allows for the German launcher RFA ONE to be launched from Southern Launch’s launch sites; the Whalers Way Orbital Launch Complex in South Australia. Southern Launch’s orbital complex provides direct ascent into sun-synchronous and polar orbits. 

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  • February 10, 2022
Southern Launch and TiSPACE Release VS01 Rocket Launch Footage

ADELAIDE, South Australia (Southern Launch PR) — Southern Launch and TiSPACE have today released footage from their maiden test launch attempt of the Hapith I launch vehicle from the Whalers Way Orbital Launch Complex. The video features never-before-seen footage as the two companies worked collaboratively together to conduct Australia’s first commercial space launch attempt in over 50 years. Lloyd Damp, Southern Launch CEO said, “We are thrilled to present this […]

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  • January 31, 2022
Australia’s First People to Lead Australia back to the Stars

ADELAIDE, S.A. (Southern Launch PR) — In a historic announcement the Koonibba Test Range, developed by Southern Launch with strong support and involvement from the Koonibba Community Aboriginal Corporation, has been approved to host rocket launches to space.

Australia’s first ever Launch Facility Licence was signed by the Hon Karen Andrews MP Federal Minister for Industry, Science and Technology after Southern Launch completed the licensing process through the Australian Space Agency, which in January 2021 welcomed its new Head, Mr Enrico Palermo.

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  • March 28, 2021