Australian Rocket Entrepreneur – A Conversation With Adam Gilmour

The Gilmour Space Technologies team. Credit: Gilmour Space Technologies.

What do you do when you’ve been a successful managing director at CITI Bank for 20 years based in Singapore and Australia? Naturally, you quit and start a rocket company.

My guest today on the SpaceQ podcast is Adam Gilmour, the founder and CEO of Gilmour Space Technologies, an Australian startup building launch vehicles, starting with a small satellite launcher.

Gilmour’s career as a managing director at CITI Bank was going just fine thank you very much, that is until Elon Musk came along with his ideas on how to lower the cost of sending payloads to space. Musk inspired Gilmour, so much so, that he left his nice job at CITI Bank to start his own rocket company.

Now the company is about to launch its first suborbital rocket followed by plans to test a follow-on orbital launch vehicle. Not content with just developing small orbital launch vehicles, Gilmour has bigger plans for a human rated launch vehicle. His story is one of perseverance, lot’s of hard work, and with no guarantee of success.

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About Marc Boucher

Marc Boucher
Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceQ Media Inc. and CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef Interactice Inc. Boucher has 20 years working in various roles in the space industry and a total of 27 years as a technology entrepreneur including creating Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine.