Gold Coast rocket maker and Australian Space Agency sign agreement

Gold Coast-based company Gilmour Space Technologies signed a Statement of Strategic Intent and Cooperation with the Australian Space Agency on Wednesday.


The signing was at the company’s new facility, where it has built its team to 45, and attendees included industry minister Karen Andrews (pictured middle) and deputy head of the ASA, Anthony Murfett (left).


Today’s signing documents our intention to help grow a sustainable space ecosystem in Australia and provide world-class launch capabilities to the world’s growing small satellite industry,” said founder and CEO of the venture-backed hybrid rocket maker, Adam Gilmour.


“Gilmour’s stratospheric growth in recent years is a terrific example of the economic and job opportunities in the space sector,” said Andrews of the company.


“Dynamic companies like this also will inspire our next generation of space entrepreneurs by championing the role of space here on our shores.”


Gilmour Space aims to be offering commercial flights by 2022.


Click here to read an @AuManufacturing interview – including a discussion of plans for the use of local suppliers – with Gilmour from September.


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