Gilmour Space Technologies and Fleet Space Technologies have entered into an agreement to put a new fleet of satellites into orbit.
Queensland-based Gilmour Space Technologies will bring its expertise in rocket production to assist launch South Australia-based Fleet Space Technologies’ nanosatellites.
The announcement comes following the release of the federal government’s Space National Manufacturing Priority Roadmap.
Adam Gilmour, CEO of Gilmour Space, welcomed the collaboration between two Australian companies.
“We have signed a contract to launch six Fleet Space Centauri nanosatellites on our Eris rockets in 2023,” he said.
“This is a great example of how Australian space companies are scaling and partnering to compete in the global space market.”
Fleet Space CEO Flavia Tata Nardini outlined the importance of the agreement for Australia’s space industry.
“This launch is going to involve an Australian-built payload in an Australian-built satellite, on an Australian-built rocket,” she said.
“Today’s announcement is the beginning of an ongoing launch service relationship as we work towards our planned constellation of 140 satellites.
“We are building a strong portfolio of launch service partners, and we are very excited to have Gilmour Space as one of them.”
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