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Daily Markup #613: Gilmour Space to launch rideshare mission, Australia’s first caravan into space

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Credit: Gilmour Space

Hitch a ride into space

  • Heard of ridesharing? That little arrangement where you book a car ride through an app, but you don’t get it all to yourself like a cab? What about ridesharing…in space?
  • 500-backed Australian rocket company Gilmour Space Technologies announced they will be launching a dedicated rideshare mission into low earth orbit (LEO) in late 2024.
  • Before you get too excited, this is one ride humans can’t hitch, but the idea remains the same. The Caravan-1 mission will carry customer payloads such as microsatellites and other small spacecraft.
  • Dubbed “Australia’s first caravan to space”, Adam Gilmour, Co-founder & CEO said, “This mission will provide affordable access to new space customers looking to launch into a mid-inclination orbit at the end of 2024.”
  • “The next few years are going to be a very exciting time for the global space industry, and missions like this will allow us to support the growth of new satellite and in-orbit technologies that could benefit humanity on Earth, in space, and beyond,” he added.
  • Get the full details here.

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