WE BUILD ROCKETS.

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ADAM GILMOUR

CEO

JAMES GILMOUR

COO

GILMOUR SPACE is a venture-backed Australian rocket company developing new capabilities for launching small satellites to space.

Founded by two brothers in 2013, this Queensland startup is now one of Australia's leading space companies pioneering new and innovative hybrid propulsion technologies that will offer lower cost access to space. 

ALL ORBITS. ALL PLANETS ®

PROVING IT

RASTA test launch
JUL 2016
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. 

Gilmour Space founders
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.

Gilmour Space MARS rover
MAR 2018
NASA Space Act Agreement

Gilmour Space signed a Space Act Agreement to work with NASA on various space research, development and education initiatives.

Gilmour Space large hybrid engine test fire
2018
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.

Gilmour Space Advisors Pam Melroy & Dava Newman
JUL 2018
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.)

Gilmour Space One Vision test
JUL 2019
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 Space rebranding, 2019
OCT 2019
Welcome to the new 'Gilmour Space'

To Space, the Moon, Mars, and to the Stars. Our vision, our logo...and now a new brand look for 'Gilmour Space' as we rocket into the future!

Gilmour Space, Australian Space Agency sign agreement
DEC 2019
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.

OUR JOURNEY

 
Gilmour Space One Vision suborbital rocket
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 Space Eris illustration
MAY 2020
Defence signs agreement with QLD rocket company

Gilmour Space is collaborating with Australia's Defence Science Technology group on some space tech development to do "More, Together".

Gilmour Space 110-sec test fire
JUL 2020
Gilmour achieves 110-second mission duty cycle test fire

110 seconds of stable, efficient combustion; one of the longest hybrid engine test fires by a commercial company.

Gilmour Space, Griffith Uni sign MOU
OCT 2020
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, Northrop Grumman sign MOU
NOV 2020
Gilmour Space signs MoU with Northrop Grumman

Gilmour Space has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with global aerospace giant Northrop Grumman Corporation to work on developing sovereign space capabilities in Australia.

Gilmour Space, Momentus sign launch agreement
DEC 2020
New Launch and Transportation Service with Momentus 

Momentus Inc., a commercial space company offering in-space infrastructure services, and Gilmour Space today announced a new agreement for launch and orbital transport services.

Gilmour Space 90kN testfire, 2021
JAN & FEB 2021
New Year, New Record

Gilmour Space begins main engine tests ahead of its first commercial Eris rocket launch in 2022 ; sets new world record for single-port hybrid rocket engines.

Gilmour Space, Fleet Space sign launch agreement
MAR 2021
Gilmour Space to launch Fleet satellites in 2023

Two of Australia’s New Space pioneers — Gilmour Space and Fleet  — are joining forces to launch small satellites to orbit.

Gilmour Space, EOS SpaceLink sign MOU
APR 2021
SpaceLink and Gilmour Space Execute MOU

New Space companies are working together to implement communications service for next generation small satellite platform

Gilmour Space, DEWC sign MOU
APR 2021
DEWC Systems, Gilmour Space collaborate to launch the next-gen MOESS system

Electronic Warfare company DEWC Systems and Australian launch services company Gilmour Space Technologies have signed an MOU.

Illustration of Gilmour Space at Bowen Orbital Spaceport
MAY 2021
QLD Govt gives go-ahead for a small rocket launch site at Abbot Point

Locals and tourists in the Whitsunday region could soon be watching rockets launching into space with the Queensland government today announcing its support for the local space launch industry.

Illustration of Gilmour Space Eris rocket in space
JUN 2021
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. 

Gilmour Space joins AROSE
MAY 2021
Gilmour Space joins AROSE

The Australian Remote Operations for Space and Earth (AROSE) consortium welcomed Australian launch services company Gilmour Space Technologies as its latest member.

Gilmour Space, Exolaunch sign agreement
AUG 2021
First European partnership agreement

Australia’s Gilmour Space and Germany’s Exolaunch sign agreements for Small Satellite Launch and In-Space Transportation Services

Gilmour Space Eris rocket is Australian Made
NOV 2021
Eris is 'Australian Made & Owned'

It's official - an Australian Made rocket will be launching to orbit in 2022.

Gilmour Space and DSTG test
DEC 2021
Defence Science Technology Group testing with Gilmour Space

An advanced high-temperature material developed by Australian Defence scientists could be destined for space thanks to an ongoing partnership between Defence and Gilmour Space.

Gilmour Space, Juru People sign Cultural Heritage Agreement
DEC 2021
Juru Traditional Owners support rocket launches from Bowen

The Juru Traditional Owners at Bowen have signed a Cultural Heritage Management Agreement with Gilmour Space, supporting a proposed launch site within the Queensland government-owned Abbot Point State Development Area.

Australia's largest rocket engine test, 2022
JAN 2022
Gilmour Space fires up with Australia's largest rocket engine test

At just over 110 kilonewtons (or 25,000 pound-force) of thrust, the test generated enough force to lift four SUVs off the ground — a significant demonstration of space and launch capability by an Australian SME.

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MAR 2022
MMIC win for Australian Space Manufacturing Network

The ASMN led by Queensland-based Gilmour Space Technologies has won a $52M grant to grow sovereign space manufacturing in Australia under the Federal Modern Manufacturing Initiative - Collaboration (MMIC) grant for Space.

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MAY 2022
Gilmour wins contract to build and launch prototype Defence sat

Gilmour Space Technologies, has been selected to develop and launch a new sovereign surveillance satellite for the Department of Defence.

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MAY 2022
Full duration test fire of new third stage Phoenix rocket engine

Gilmour Space has unveiled a new 3D printed liquid rocket engine that will power the third stage of its Eris rocket to orbit.

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AUG 2022
CST signs with Gilmour Space for the launch of 50kg to LEO

Commercial Space Technologies Ltd (CST) has signed an agreement with Australian launch provider, Gilmour Space Technologies, to offer a launch capacity of up to 50 kilograms on their Eris Block 1 vehicle.

AWARDS

Gilmour Space, winner of InnovationAus Award
InnovationAus Excellence Award

Winner of Space & Remote Automation Award

2021

Gilmour Space, winner of Gold Coast Mayor's Innovation Award, July 2021
Mayor's Innovation Award

Gold Coast Business Excellence Award, July 2021

Gilmour Space, winner of Australian Space Award, 2020
Business of the Year (SME)

Australian Space Awards 2020

Gilmour Space, winner of Australian Space Award for Launch Business of the Year (2020)
Launch Business of the Year

Australian Space Awards 2020

Adam Gilmour, winner of 2020 Advance Awards
Advanced Manufacturing Award

Advance Awards 2019