Commercial Space Technologies Ltd. (CST) has signed an agreement with Australian launch provider Gilmour Space Technologies — the firm is offering a launch capacity of up to 50 kilograms on their Eris Block 1 vehicle.
The combination of Gilmour Space’s orbital launch services and full CST oversight will offer an affordable launch solution to satellite customers needing access to custom low earth orbits. Depending on requirements, the following services would be included:
- Negotiating and constructing preferential terms of contract (both for the Launch Service Agreement and Interface Control Document)
- Mission and documentation support
- Ongoing logistics support (including last stop delivery to Gilmour’s site of operations)
- Launch campaign support
- Various options for deployers or separation systems
- Access to 25° to 60° orbits from late 2022, and 60° to 145° (including Sun-synchronous) orbits from late 2023
Alan Webb, Managing Director of CST, said, “This is an exciting moment for CST. Our company accomplished several industry firsts for rideshare missions in the past, and we look to do the same on smaller dedicated vehicles in the future. The environmental and responsive advantages of a small hybrid vehicle like Eris will help us to achieve this, by offering even further value and flexibility to meet the demands of post-new-space era customers.”
Adam Gilmour, CEO of Gilmour Space, said, “As Australia’s leading launch services provider, we look forward to working with CST to offer more affordable and dedicated launches to small satellite customers globally. The Eris Block 1 vehicle is due to launch from Australia as early as this year and is a stepping-stone to our larger Eris Block 2 vehicle, which will be capable of carrying up to a ton of payloads to orbit from 2024.”
Commercial Space Technologies Ltd. has been consulting to public and private organizations on emerging technologies and markets in the space industry since its foundation in 1983. Averaging 20 consultancy projects a year, CST has a repository of over 750 studies that allows it to accurately predict trends and opportunities for its customers. It has also been identifying and brokering bespoke launch solutions for the small satellite community for 30 years – with over 100 years of combined experience in the field, CST is one of the longest lasting and experienced launch brokers in the world. With this experience, CST is well placed to support small satellite customers with unique and challenging launch requirements.
Gilmour Space Technologies is a venture-capital-backed Australian launch services company that is developing new capabilities – including a range of Eris orbital rockets and G-class satellite platform – for launching small satellites into low earth orbits. The company is targeting to launch its Eris Block 1 vehicle no earlier than Q4 2022. For more information, please visit gspacetech.com; or contact email@example.com.