South Australia is home to a thriving ecosystem of space companies, including start-ups and more established organisations.

South Australia’s space industry specialises across a range of capability from small satellite development through to launch facilities, propulsion systems, payload development and space domain awareness solutions.

Each company has their own unique story for why they established their business in the state and the benefits to them of doing business in South Australia. From our infrastructure and highly skilled workforce to strong industrial heritage and opportunities for innovation and collaboration; here are some real-life examples to demonstrate why space companies choose to call South Australia home and the success that awaits those that do.

  • Silentium Defence Stacked Logo

    Silentium Defence Pty Ltd

    Silentium Defence was founded in South Australia in 2017 and remains headquartered here as the company explores opportunities to expand the business both locally and internationally.
  • Fleet Space Technologies logo

    Fleet Space Technologies

    Adelaide-based start-up Fleet Space has reached tremendous heights since it was established in 2015 with a goal to connect everything using state-of-the-art communications and space technology.
  • Inovor Technologies

    Inovor Technologies Pty Ltd

    Inovor Technologies was established in South Australia in 2012, starting life as a small defence contractor with a single employee.
  • Southern Launch logo

    Southern Launch

    Southern Launch was founded in South Australia in 2017 after founder Lloyd Damp identified that there were no suitable multi-user launch sites anywhere in the world capable of satisfying the rapidly growing smallsat sector looking for polar and sun-synchronous launches.
  • Neumann Space logo

    Neumann Space

    Neumann Space was first established in New South Wales in 2015 to develop and commercialise in-space electric propulsion systems for satellites, but relocated to South Australia in 2016 to take advantage of the state’s growing space sector.