Development of the first commercial equatorial launch facility
DEAL invested in supporting Equatorial Launch Australia to develop the first commercial equatorial launch facility in Australia, to be based in East Arnhem Land. The project will provide training and education, support job creation, drive innovation and development of new technologies, and attract new investment to the region.
East Arnhem has the potential to a major contributor to the growth of the space industry in Australia. The region’s low population density, proximity to the equator and existing infrastructure presents a unique opportunity for the sector.
Equatorial Launch Australia, in partnership with local traditional owner business Gumatj Corporation, will construct, develop and manage a multi-user commercial space launch centre on the Dhupuma Plateau near Nhulunbuy. This will establish the Arnhem Space Centre as the first equatorial launch facility in Australia. A fact sheet is available here.
The core team at Equatorial Launch Australia are trusted leaders in the space industry both within Australia and the United States. Visit their website here to learn more.