Gilmour Space and Titomic entered into a strategic partnership to explore the use of 3D printer materials for manufacturing of Gilmour Space Technologies rockets.
Australian government is pushing to revive the space industry in Australia and startups like Gilmour Space Technologies are pioneering in capitalizing on this effort from government in the space industry by designing innovative hybrid propulsion technologies to provide a low-cost space access.
According to Nathanael Miller, Titomic’s CTO said, “I am excited to get started on our joint tech-development program. Between the Gilmour Space focus on launch economics and the scale and quality performance of Titomic Kinetic Fusion capabilities, I am expecting significant implications for the launch vehicle community.”
James Gilmour, the co-founder and COO of Gilmour Space Technologies said, “Gilmour Space is developing new launch vehicles to support today’s global small satellite market, and this partnership could see us leveraging on Titomic’s innovative manufacturing processes to produce lighter and stronger components for our orbital launch vehicles. We welcome the opportunity to work with innovative companies like Titomic to help build a world-class space supply chain here in Australia, in line with the Australian Space Agency’s strategy and goals.”
Jeff Lang, managing director of Titomic said, “Gilmour Space and Titomic share a commercially strategic vision to deliver unique, advanced technologies which will ensure the growth of the Australian space ecosystem. Their plans for lower-cost access for launch satellites into space using affordable, high-performance rockets, combined with Titomic’s industrial-scale additive manufacturing capability of superalloys from our Melbourne Bureau will help to realise this goal.” Australian Government is committed in providing various resources to develop in-house capabilities. With a recent inclusion of $150 million over the next 5 years to support NASA’s mission to the moon and beyond. Partnerships like these will ensure that all capabilities are sourced from within.