Gilmour to work with EOS-backed company on space comms

SpaceLink and Gilmour Space have executed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate on using SpaceLink’s relay network on Gilmour’s G-class satellite platform.

SpaceLink’s communications technology is described as offering “unprecedented capacity” for tasking, data download, and other communications from low earth orbit satellites to the ground. Defence and space business Electro Optic Systems is a strategic investor in SpaceLink, which makes use of EOS’s optical communications technology.

“We see the signing of this MOU as a strong endorsement of the business plans of both SpaceLink and Gilmour Space,” said Dr Ben Greene, chair and CEO of EOS, adding that he looked forward to a definitive contract later this year.

The relay service had “potential to bring real time, high-capacity communications capability” Gilmour’s satellite customers, said Adam Gilmour, the company’s founder and CEO.

Gilmour is best known for its LEO launch service, which is scheduled to begin next year, and locally-manufactured rockets to enable this. It is also introducing a G-class satellite bus “for next-generation space systems.” 

Picture: Greene and Gilmour (supplied)

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