Gilmour Space, a Gold Coast rocket company, just received a massive $61M in funding. Today we’ll look at the evolving global launch industry, how Gilmour Space fits in, and what they’ll be doing with the funding. We’ve also got a bunch of exciting Aussie space news to round up.

Global launch industry evolution:

Gilmour Space Technologies:

Australian space industry news:

  • 28 June - Boeing adds Leidos Australia, Viasat and Idigenous Defence and Infrastructure Consortium (IDIC) to its bid for $3B Australian defence satellite contract, JP9102.
  • 30 June - Gilmour Space raised $61M, the largest investment ever in an Australian space company.
  • 1 July - SpaceX’s Transporter-2 mission launched, including Centauri 4 satellite for Fleet.
  • 1 July - Spiral Blue launched their first hardware aboard Virgin Orbit’s “Tubular Bells, Part One” flight.
  • 1 July - Australian Space Agency to pursue a Technology Safeguards Agreement (TSA) between the US and Australia, and will postpone cost recovery on launch activities until July 2022.
  • 6 July - Space companies land four grants worth $13.8M under the Federal government’s Modern Manufacturing Initiative.

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