Epsilon 3 Partnership

Epsilon 3 Partnership

ELA has recently partnered with Epsilon3 who produce software for complex engineering, testing, and operational procedures as a service. Recently named in Fast Company’s 10 Most Innovative Space Companies of 2023, Epsilon3’s software delivers the ground team and our customers a full-scale systematic approach towards complex operations.   

With safety at the front of mind for our customers and the community, ELA plans to utilize the platform for its integrated Launch countdown and control. The system enables effective collection and test of live operational data and then an ability to write custom conditional criteria that automatically evaluates in real-time during operational procedures to safely manage our customer’s assets on site. 

ELA plans to utilize Epsilon3 software during launch campaigns for the following benefits: 

Launch Efficiency: Epsilon3 is designed to optimize launch operations by automating several critical processes, such as launch countdown sequencing, data acquisition, and real-time telemetry analysis. This can help reduce launch delays and improve launch success rates, leading to more efficient launch campaigns. 

Safety: Epsilon3 includes advanced safety features, such as real-time anomaly detection and response capabilities, that can help mitigate potential risks during launch operations. This can help ensure the safety of both the launch crew and the surrounding environment. 

Cost Savings: Launch delays and failures can be costly, but Epsilon3’s optimization capabilities can help reduce the risk of these events. Additionally, Epsilon3’s automated processes can help reduce the need for manual intervention, which can help minimize staffing requirements and operational costs. 

Improved Customer Experience: Launch delays and failures can be frustrating for customers who have invested time and money into their payloads. By reducing the risk of these events, Epsilon3 can help improve the overall customer experience and satisfaction. 

Competitive Advantage: Using advanced software like Epsilon3 can help a commercial spaceport differentiate itself from its competitors. By offering a more efficient, safe, and cost-effective launch service, a spaceport can attract more customers and grow its business. 

We are excited to work with Epsilon3 and modernize the process of reaching space safely and efficiently. Epsilon3 helps us ensure that our systems and operators are in sync during the most critical stages of the launch process. 

ELA Joins the Space and Innovation Hub in Lot Fourteen

ELA Joins the Space and Innovation Hub in Lot Fourteen

After the three successful launches for NASA, ELA has progressed to further developing Arnhem Space Centre and establishing its new head office in Adelaide as part of Lot Fourteen in Stone & Chalk. The company hopes this move from its previous location will help it reach new heights and continue delivering world-class space launches. ELA is proud to have been part of the revitalization project at Lot Fourteen and the growth of the space hub in Adelaide, South Australia, with the move into our new head office. The move proudly creates a national presence through this opportunity, integrating space-related services and connecting with local industry governing bodies from South Australia to Northern Territory and all over Australia. The team is excited to now be able to take action and work more hands-on in order to fulfil ELA’s mission to deliver world-class launch services that support testing, launch and recovery of vehicles and payloads for all possible space orbits. ELA looks forward to taking a leading role in designing the Australian space capability.

Welcoming NASA Personnel

Welcoming NASA Personnel

This week we welcome more than 70 NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration personnel who will travel from NASA Wallops Flight Facility to support our three upcoming rocket launches at our Arnhem Space Centre this month.

This includes 15 science team members from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Colorado Boulder.

These will be the first NASA rocket launches from Australia since 1995, when launches were conducted from the Royal Australian Air Force Woomera Range Complex.

Stay tuned for more updates and news about the launches.

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ELA Executive Team On The Ground

ELA Executive Team On The Ground

The Equatorial Launch Australia executive team were on ground last week at our Arnhem Space Centre in Nhulunbuy, East Arnhem Land.

The proximity of Arnhem Space Centre to the equator offers significant launch efficiencies and provides access to the full range of orbits. The secure ASC site will include utilities and facilities including payload integration, storage and administration.

Pictured here (L-R); Ben Tett, Russell Shaw, CFA, CA and Michael Jones were overseeing the final touches to the Arnhem Space Centre in anticipation of Australia’s first commercial space launch next month. They were also attending meetings with Traditional Owners and ranger groups from both the launch site and downrange areas coordinating payload and rocket stage recovery.

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ELA’s Arnhem Space Centre

ELA’s Arnhem Space Centre

The night Launch of NASA’s BBIX rocket in June 2022 from ELA’s Arnhem Space Centre is coming…soon! This will be Australia’s first commercial space launch and the first ever NASA launch from a commercial spaceport. Three launches are planned over a six-week period in June/July 22 with rockets going to over 250km (250-310km) #australia into space and collecting images and spectral data on alpha centauri (4.56 m light years from the sun) and other space atmospheric phenomenon. Big shout out to the ELA team working round the clock with Australian Space Agency to finalise approvals and mission planning with NASA. Extremely proud to be part of this real space company!

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