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Australia shoots for the stars: UniSQ leads the iLAuNCH program, a collaboration of three universities and 20+ industry partners to boost Australia’s sovereign space capability.

UniSQ is proud to be leading the Innovative Launch, Automation, Novel Materials, Communications, and Hypersonics (iLAuNCH) program in collaboration with 20+ industry organisations and three universities (University of Southern Queensland, the Australian National University, and the University of South Australia). Together, we strive to build Australia’s sovereign space capability, through addressing critical gaps and accelerating development of a manufacturing sector. With $180 million to invest in industry research, commercialisation and manufacturing, we are committed to Australia’s burgeoning space industry. We will achieve this through growing our commercially viable civil rockets, rocket test and launch facilities, rapid satellite manufacturing, communication technologies and integrated sensing systems. 

iLAuNCH Objectives

  • Research Commercialisation: Provide research commercialisation through IP translation for Australian sovereign rocket launch and payload manufacturing sector.
  • Launch-Ready Manufacturing Ecosystem: Accelerate the transformation of this early stage or 'low-mid TRL' sector to a launch-ready manufacturing ecosystem with supporting supply chain.
  • Space Commercialisation Model: Create a space commercialisation model that supports the current iLAuNCH activities and creates a legacy beyond the four years.
  • Industry Skills Development: Co-design with industry the pathways for industry skills development through school and higher education initiatives.
The iLAuNCH program is supported by the Australian Government Department of Education through the Trailblazer Universities Program.   

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