What

Our mission is to launch and recover objects flown to and from space by providing a flexible and responsive launch site and associated services.Site efficiencies are real. NASA has signed a contract that will see their rockets and payloads being launched with ELA next year.

The Arnhem Space Centre site is in Australia’s Northern Territory, outside of the East Arnhem township of Nhulunbuy, approximately 12 degrees south of the Equator on the land of the Yolngu people.  Environmental approvals are in place and development is underway to meet a growing range of customer needs.

While equatorial launch offers rare efficiencies, the site can cater for all orbits, and all reliable technologies, providing sub-orbital and orbital access to space for commercial, research and government organisations. The secure site build includes utilities and facilities to meet the most stringent customer requirements, with payload integration, storage, and administration at the site.

Significant infrastructure is nearby, including a deep-water port and city quality airport for access, a well-serviced township with accommodation, retail and hospital facilities, and fibre optic cabling to support equipment and teams moving to the site.

For spacecraft manufacturers, government, and research groups, we have an active site and the capacity to continue building purpose-built facilities for ongoing and prioritised use, addressing the global challenge of timely and efficient access to an efficient launch site.

Equatorial Launch Australia has undertaken extensive consultation with key stakeholders in Australia and internationally, to provide strong foundations for a growing spaceport in Australia’s Northern Territory. We are working closely with regulators, including the Australian Space Agency in alignment with their strategy, to provide reliable access to space.

Equatorial Launch Australia has undertaken extensive consultation with key stakeholders in Australia and internationally, to ensure the viability of a spaceport in Arnhem Land. Discussions have positively identified key interest and opportunities in domestic launch operations; international launch operations; satellite operations and testing; space sciences; space education; avenues for broader education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM); and support for Government space-related activities.