Launching into Australia’s space industry

The Northern Territory Government have partnered with Black Sky Aerospace to launch Australia’s first commercial sub-orbital rocket and to also support the growth of Australia’s emerging space industry.

The Northern Territory (NT) has made significant inroads in developing a space industry in the Territory.

In partnership with the Gumatj Corporation Limited, and with the support of Developing East Arnhem Limited and the NT Government, Equatorial Launch Australia are progressing the development of Australia’s first commercial space launch facility in Arnhem Land.

Black Sky Aerospace, who are a key customer of Equatorial Launch Australia, used yesterday’s launch in Queensland to test new technologies and to make sure the correct processes and procedures are in place before commencing larger launches in the Territory next year.

The space industry has emerged as one of the most dynamic and fastest growing sectors of the world economy. The launch provided an opportunity to build new business relationships and promote the NT’s space capabilities to a national audience.

The rocket, bearing the Territory’s Boundless Possible livery will also help inspire Australian’s to discover the progressive, innovative, collaborative and welcoming side of the Territory and explore the opportunities we have to share.

Find out what the Territory is doing to grow our space industry.

Group of people at the rocket launch in Queensland