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Updated 29 Apr 2024

MISSION: ERIS TESTFLIGHT 1

LAUNCH WINDOW (TBC): 
TBA, pending launch permit approval

LAUNCH SITE:
Bowen Orbital Spaceport, north Queensland

MISSION:
Eris TestFlight1 will be the first orbital launch attempt of an Australian-made rocket; and also the first from Australia in over 50 years.

IMPORTANT: SAFETY ZONES

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ERIS TESTFLIGHT 1
Gilmour Space has developed Australia's first orbital launch vehicle, #Eris

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  • Designed and manufactured by Gilmour Space, Eris is Australia's first sovereign-made rocket capable of launching satellites into orbit.

  • TestFlight 1 will be the maiden orbital launch attempt of the Eris Block 1 rocket, which uses proprietary hybrid rocket technology.

  • Expected to launch TBC (pending launch permit approval).

AUSTRALIA'S FIRST ORBITAL SPACEPORT
Eris TestFlight 1 will be launched from QLD's Bowen Orbital Spaceport #BOS

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  • BOS is the first licensed commercial orbital launch facility in Australia, with access to 20- to 65-degree (low to mid) inclination Low Earth Orbits.

  • Located within the Abbot Point State Development Area in Queensland, this private launch site is operated by Gilmour Space, with blessings from the Juru traditional owners in Bowen to 'bridge Country to Sky'.

The Bowen Orbital Spaceport was co-funded by Gilmour Space together with the Commonwealth and QLD  Governments under the Modern Manufacturing Strategy.

FAQ

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  • I no longer see a job that I was interested in. Can I still apply for it?
    If you no longer see a job available online, then we are likely to have filled the position. Please do check in again, however, as we are continually updating our Career page.
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    Thank you for your interest in our company! At this stage, we are only offering University-level internships to students in their final year of study. Those interested can reach out to their respective University placement offices, enquire with the Defence Industry Internship Program for paid placements, or reach out to us directly.
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    Unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to offer unpaid work at this time. Please continue to check our website for any jobs that may suit your level of skills and experience.
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    If you have applied for a position through a link on our Careers webpage, then we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as we can. Unsuccessful applicants will hear from us via email (please do also check your junk folder). Those who are successful in securing an interview will likely hear from us by phone or email (if unavailable by phone). Due to the overwhelming response, we appreciate your patience with us as we try to go through all applications.
  • What qualifications will I need to get a job at Gilmour Space?
    We offer diverse employment opportunities at Gilmour Space, across areas such as Facilities and Maintenance, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Engineers, and Trade Qualified personnel such as Machinists, Welders, Electricians, Test Technicians and more! We recommend that you click through to read each job description, as it includes a recommended list of qualifications for that role.
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