Quasar selected for Catalyst Accelerator

Australian satellite communications business Quasar Satellite Technologies is among seven companies selected to participate in the 13th Catalyst Accelerator, a program run by the US Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate (AFRL/RV). Quasar has developed a technology based on CSIRO’s phased array research and is able to communicate with thousands of nanosatellites through one…

Gilmour Space raises $55m, Eris rocket heads for space

The historic launch of an Australian developed and manufactured rocket is closer with Gold Coast-based Gilmour Space Technologies closing a $55 million Series D capital raise ahead of the company’s maiden orbital launch later this year. Led by Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC) with Blackbird, Main Sequence and Australian superannuation funds HostPlus and HESTA, the capital…

Moon to Mars technologies sought by space agency

The Australian Space Agency is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from companies and institutions seeking to discuss their niche Australian technology capabilities. Through its Moon to Mars initiative, the ASA is working closely with international partner agencies to identify Australian technology capabilities that could add value to international space exploration endeavours. The information from this…

ELA shares designs for upcoming HIF buildings at Arnhem spaceport

Commercial space launch company Equatorial Launch Australia (ELA) has shared completed designs for its Horizontal Integration Facility (HIF) buildings, each offering assembly, integration and testing facilities at ELA’s Arnhem Space Centre (ASC).  Each building at the Northern Territory site offers a 40-metre by 26-metre by 12-metre standard configuration and incorporating “advanced space mission specific features”…