Gilmour Space co-founders Adam and James Gilmour. Source: Supplied

Kye White

Need a lift? How Gilmour Space Technologies is competing with SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Virgin Orbit to send startups into space

Kye White
6 minute Read

In the early twenty-tens, when Gilmour Space Technologies co-founders, and brothers, Adam and James Gilmour spoke of their plans to found an Australian business that would send satellites to space, people said they were crazy.

“And the people who didn’t think we were crazy, thought it was impossible,” Adam Gilmour, who is now CEO of the company, recalls with a laugh.

“There are still people who think what we’re doing is impossible, but that’s vastly changed over the last couple of years.”

Next year, if you’re lucky enough to be in Bowen, Queensland at the right time, and pending no setbacks, you might catch a glimpse of a small rocket, making its way to space. 

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