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PODCAST: The future of Australia’s space industry with Adam Gilmour, CEO of Gilmour Space

In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, host Phil Tarrant is joined by Adam Gilmour, chief executive of Gilmour Space.

In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, host Phil Tarrant is joined by Adam Gilmour, chief executive of Gilmour Space.


The pair begin the podcast by discussing Gilmour Space’s first commercial launch, expected to take place mid-2022.

They then discuss Australia’s core advantages in the space industry, including innovations in rocket technology such as propulsion enhancements, as well as the relative strengths of Australian businesses in the global space industry.

The pair continue by analysing how the new ADF Space Command will not only enhance Australia’s national security, but also benefit the country’s sovereign space industry.

The pair wrap up the podcast by discussing the exciting future of Australia’s emerging space industry, and best practice to maximise involvement from Australia’s industrial capability in this sector.

Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect Team

Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:

Episode 328: PODCAST: The Defence Strategic Review, shaping the future ADF
Episode 327: PODCAST: Readying Australia for the nuclear submarine revolution
Episode 326: PODCAST: The future of ISR satellites, with Kleos co-founder Andy Bowyer
Episode 325: PODCAST: In conversation with the head of Defence Space Command, Air Vice-Marshal Catherine Roberts
Episode 324: PODCAST: News, public opinion and energy security – unpacking the latest in defence
Episode 323: PODCAST: Cyber security, a legal requirement? With Clyde & Co’s Reece Corbett-Wilkins and Avryl Lattin
Episode 322: PODCAST: 45 Days – The Fight For A Nation, with Emile Ghessen
Episode 321: PODCAST: News wrap – Chapter closed: Subs program turns new page
Episode 320: SPOTLIGHT: Revolutionising the space domain, with Lockheed Martin Australia and Inovor Technologies
Episode 319: PODCAST: Supporting defence businesses, with DSTG’s Nigel McGinty and Robert Hunjet

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