Australia’s first commercial launch heritage


Equatorial Launch Australia (ELA) the developer, owner and operator of the Arnhem Space Centre (ASC) in Australia’s Northern Territory completed three launches in 15 days for the NASA DEUCE mission in mid-2022. The launches were for the Dual-channel Extreme Ultraviolet Continuum Experiment, or DEUCE, for the University of Colorado, Boulder.

We speak to Michael Jones, Executive Chairman and Group CEO of ELA on the business and challenges of space launches in Australia as the company welcomes further launches with the vision of 50+ launches per year by 2028.

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