WE BUILD ROCKETS.
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.
RASTA Test Launch
Gilmour Space launched Australia's first privately developed hybrid rocket in 2016. It was also reportedly a world-first demonstration of a rocket launch using 3D printed fuel.
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, totalling $26 million to date.
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.
One Vision Launch Attempt
We successfully demonstrated our small rocket mobile launch capability during the test program, 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 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.
FEB & MAR 2020
Gilmour awarded $3.25M to work on composite components
Defence signs agreement with QLD rocket company
Gilmour Space is collaborating with Australia's Defence Science Technology group to collaborate on some space tech development.
Gilmour to launch Space Machines Company on first Eris rocket
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.
Launch Business of the Year; SME Business of the Year
Gilmour Space is proud to be recognised for our efforts in building sovereign launch capability in Australia at the inaugural Australian Space Award 2020, winning two awards: Launch Business of the Year & Business of the Year - SME.
New Launch and Transportation Service with Momentus
Momentus Inc., a commercial space company offering in-space infrastructure services, and Gilmour Space Technologies, a leading hybrid rocket company based in Queensland, Australia, today announced a new agreement for launch and orbital transport services.
Gilmour Space rockets ahead with $61M Series C funding
The $61 million was the largest private equity raise by a space company in Australia. It was led by US-based Fine Structure Ventures, and included Australian VCs Blackbird and Main Sequence, the Queensland Investment Corporation, and superannuation funds HESTA, Hostplus and NGS Super.
Mayor's Innovation Award
Gold Coast Business Excellence Award, July 2021
Business of the Year (SME)
Australian Space Awards 2020
Launch Business of the Year
Australian Space Awards 2020
Advanced Manufacturing Award
Advance Awards 2019
Austrade Innovation Award
Singapore Australian Trade & Investment Commission, 2018