Why

Djawa Yunupingu (Gumatj Corporation), Black Sky Aerospace Vehicle. Art on the rocket is by Dorothy Yunupingu (Djulpan, seven sisters)

Inspiration, innovation, connectivity, and a brighter future for humanity.

The Yolngu people have passed down stories of the stars for more than 60,000 years in East Arnhem Land, where the Arnhem Space Centre is located. Stories of the stars have strengthened culture, communication, and navigation for generations, piquing our curiosity, connecting, and inspiring us all. Today, space continues to inspire nations. We build on stories of the past, seeking innovative approaches, drawing on new STEAMM skills and cross-pollinating areas such as physics, engineering, chemistry, medicine, biology, communications, art, and environmental management. People around the globe continue to investigate understand earth, and space, and look to develop improved ways of connecting and supporting humanity into the future. The increasingly connected devices on earth and the miniaturisation of technologies from the phones we use to satellites and launch vehicles is making the commercial space sector more accessible. Set to be worth over $1T by 2040, and lead to 20,000 new jobs in Australia alone by 2030, the sector is of interest to investors, educators, and regulators alike. By establishing the Arnhem Space Centre as a commercial, orbital, and deep space launch site, Equatorial Launch Australia can facilitate innovation by providing a key capability previously unavailable, to all sectors of the economy and a growing space enabled community. With rapid, responsive, and efficient access to space a priority for Australia and other nations, building and operating a spaceport delivers enhanced sovereign capability with a long-range over land and water, near to the equator.  A mature launch capability at the site also aggregates leading scientific minds, advanced technology support industries, STEAMM discussions, tourism, and more. What Equatorial Launch Australia is doing is significant. Building the Arnhem Space Centre will also build future industry pathways, import/export opportunities, and knowledge-sharing engagements. With government approval, the space industry will be able to enter orbit and two direct lunar insertions a day from Australian soil with the support of Equatorial Launch Australia and the Traditional Owners of the land we operate on. It is an immense dream. And as our range of community and industry supporters continues to grow we invite you to join us as we take these exciting steps forward.