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Every successful mission in space started with a successful launch. – Werner von Braun

We are the daring Space Operators for new space. We chose to take on the great challenge that is launch because we see the need for faster and cheaper access to space.

Cheap electronics, fast manufacturing times, readily available technical knowledge, but the world lacks the ability to get to space on demand. Inspiration is a fleeting moment. How many ideas and projects have fallen because of lack of access to space? I don’t like to wait, and neither do the new space startups of today.

We are here to design the next generation of launch vehicles that support the tinker, the makers, the explorers, the story tellers, the media personalities, the scientists, the students, the teachers and everyone in between to improve society, spread space awareness and to explore space itself.

We are your operators for space launch and space flight of today.

Where would you like to go?

Patrick Wang.
CEO

The Ground Crew

Our timeline so far….

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December 2016, Founders gathered

Co founders were selected and the journey to launch began.

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April 2017, First engine development program

Developed our first engine with $5000 from The University of Sydney’s Incubate Program. Developed and tested within 13 weeks. Made from aluminium using CNC, the nozzle was conical and used gaseous oxygen and kerosene. Ignition produced from a spark plug. Testing occured out on a farm in Bathurst, NSW.

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April 2017, First Incubator program

Participated in The University of Sydney’s Incubate program as part of class 9.

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September 2017, First High Power Rocket launch with USYD Rocketry

Helped restart the USYD Rocketry club. Supported the launch program for USYD’s first high power rocket launch with the Canberra Rocketry Club. The vehicle was then displayed at the IAC in Adelaide.

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December 2017, First Customer partnership with ResearchSat

ResearchSat becomes our first customer seeking flight opportunites with Australian launch companies. ResearchSat is developing a microbiological experiment platform fitted into a cubesat formfactor.

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January 2018, First Australian space launch collaboration

NextAero and SpaceOps form a working collaboration in the spirit to learning to develop a liquid oxygen based launch vehicle. The engine lifting the vehicle will be NextAero’s 3D printed aerospike engine design. The vehicle design, assembly and launch management will be completed by Space Ops Australia.

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March 2018, Collaboration with Australian Launch Site provider

Developed our first engine with $5000 from The University of Sydney’s Incubate Program. Developed and tested within 13 weeks. Made from aluminium using CNC, the nozzle was conical and used gaseous oxygen and kerosene. Ignition produced from a spark plug. Testing occured out on a farm in Bathurst, NSW.

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June 2018, Submission accepted for DARPA Launch Challenge

Developed our first engine with $5000 from The University of Sydney’s Incubate Program. Developed and tested within 13 weeks. Made from aluminium using CNC, the nozzle was conical and used gaseous oxygen and kerosene. Ignition produced from a spark plug. Testing occured out on a farm in Bathurst, NSW.