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Head of Launch Operations
Founded by two brothers in Gold Coast, Queensland, GILMOUR SPACE is a venture-backed Australian launch services company developing new capabilities for launching satellites to space.
Since starting its rocket program in 2015, Gilmour Space has become the leading provider of Australian-made launch vehicles and satellite platforms, aimed at lowering the cost of accessing space.
ALL ORBITS. ALL PLANETS ®
RASTA Test Launch
Gilmour Space launched Australia's first privately developed hybrid rocket in 2016, reportedly a world-first demonstration of a rocket launch using 3D printed fuel.
JUN 2017 | AUG 2018
Series A & B Venture Funding
The Queensland-based company was one of the first space startups in Australia to receive significant venture capital investment.
NASA Space Act Agreement
Gilmour Space signed a Space Act Agreement to work with NASA on various space research, development and education initiatives.
Record Hybrid Rocket Testfires
Gilmour Space was the first private company to successfully scale up our proprietary hybrid rocket engine, achieving a class record of 80 kN of thrust in a 17-second test fire.
Space Veterans Join Advisory Board
We proudly welcomed ex NASA Deputy Administrator, Professor Dava Newman, and ex-Shuttle Commander Colonel Pamela Melroy as senior advisors to the board. (Col Pam Melroy has since stepped down to be NASA's Deputy Administrator.)
One Vision Launch Attempt
We successfully demonstrated our small rocket mobile launch capability, however our One vision suborbital test rocket suffered an anomaly just seconds before launch. While disappointing, the test has provided valuable learnings for our next rocket.
Gilmour signs SSI with Aus Space Agency
Gilmour Space signed a Statement of Strategic Intent and Cooperation with the Australian Space Agency as a demonstration of our commitment to launching Australia to space.
FEB & MAR 2020
Gilmour awarded $3.25M to work on composite components
We were awarded a $3M Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) and a $0.25M Advanced Manufacturing Growth Center (AMGC) grant to work with partners in the manufacture of new composite rocket components.
Gilmour signs Space Machines Company for first Eris rocket
Gilmour Space and Griffith University aim high with new MOU
Griffith University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Gold Coast company Gilmour Space Technologies that will see Low Earth Orbit (LEO) prototype satellites developed locally and deployed for launch in 2023.
Gilmour Space rockets ahead with $61M Series C funding
Largest private equity raise by a space company in Australia led by US-based Fine Structure Ventures, including Australian VCs Blackbird and Main Sequence, Queensland Investment Corporation, and superannuation funds HESTA, Hostplus and NGS Super.
Australian Made & Owned (Eris Orbital Launch Vehicle)
ISO9001 Quality Management System Certified
Veteran Employer (Department of Veteran Affairs)