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. 


JUL 2016
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.

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.

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.

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.

JUL 2019
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.

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!

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.

FEB & MAR 2020
Gilmour awarded $3.25M to work on composite components 

We were awarded two grants this year -- a $3M Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P)  and a $0.25M Advanced Manufacturing Growth Center (AMGC) grant -- to work with partners to manufacture new composite parts for rockets. 

MAY 2020
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.

More, Together.

JUN 2020
Gilmour achieves 45-second milestone with hybrid engine test

45 seconds of stable, efficient combustion in this third stage hybrid rocket engine test. More to come!

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.

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. 

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NOV 2020
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.

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.

DEC 2020
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.

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.

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.

APR 2021
SpaceLink and Gilmour Space Execute MOU

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

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.

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.

JUN 2021
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. 

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.


Mayor's Innovation Award

Gold Coast Business Excellence Award, July 2021

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Business of the Year (SME)

Australian Space Awards 2020

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Launch Business of the Year

Australian Space Awards 2020

Advanced Manufacturing Award

Advance Awards 2019

Red Black and Cream Illustrative Stories
Austrade Innovation Award

Singapore Australian Trade & Investment Commission, 2018