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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 282: PODCAST: Media and the modern battlespace – Dr Charles Knight
Episode 281: PODCAST: Building a more resilient Australia with Commodore (Ret’d) Vince Di Pietro
Episode 280: PODCAST: The submarine story no one wants to hear, with ANU’s Professor Roger Bradbury
Episode 279: PODCAST: Unpacking AUKUS — Australia’s nuclear submarine deal
Episode 278: PODCAST: A different vision for Australian defence industry, with shadow minister for defence industry Matt Keogh
Episode 276: PODCAST SPECIAL EPISODE: Breaking the stigma surrounding mental health with David Coleman, Assistant Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
Episode 275: PODCAST: Discussing LAND 125 Phase 4 with Babcock’s Craig Schwartz
Episode 274: PODCAST: Securing Australia’s missile sovereignty with Jim McDowell, Group CEO of Nova Systems, and Dr Ben Greene, Group CEO of EOS
Episode 273: PODCAST: BrothersNBooks, bibliotherapy and the world’s coolest readathon – CAPT Dylan Conway
Episode 272: PODCAST: Building Australia’s future defence force – Brigadier Ian Langford

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