Many international examples demonstrate how space technology enables innovation and technical competence, as well as pollination with physics, engineering, chemistry, medicine, biology and environmental testing. Equatorial Launch Australia can facilitate innovation by providing a key domestic capability previously unavailable, to all sectors of the economy. This negates reliance on foreign facilities and technology, of particular importance when national security and national interests are concerned. A mature launch capability will also bring with it advanced technology support industries, STEM advances, tourism and national enthusiasm.
What Equatorial Launch Australia is doing has never been done in Australia. That is not to say that this is an impossible ambition, far from it. Space has shown us that almost anything is possible. Within the next few years our space industry will be able to directly enter orbit from Australian soil with the support of Equatorial Launch Australia.