Company Overview

Southern Launch expands space exploration from the Southern Hemisphere with end-to-end launch services for your next space mission.

Our team of leading engineers, project managers, specialists, and regulation experts work with rocket manufacturers and their payload customers to manage all aspects of the space launch.

Southern Launch offers two unique spaceports designed to support all our customer’s requirements.

The Whalers Way Orbital Launch Complex is one of the only sites in the world that can provide high-cadence launches to polar and sun-synchronous orbits.

The Koonibba Test Range is Australia’s largest civilian overland testing facility and specialises in suborbital launches. Customers can recover their rocket and payload from the uninhabited test range for further analysis and system validation.

Southern Launch prides itself on increased affordability. We work closely with our customers to find the most cost-effective path to safe, successful, and frequent launch.

Products and Services

Southern Launch is a launch and range service provider, headquartered in Adelaide, South Australia. We own and operate Australia’s only rocket launch ranges approved by the Australian Space Agency for launches to space.

Our offering includes the Whalers Way Orbital Launch Complex, and the Koonibba Test Range, our suborbital testing facility.

The Koonibba Test Range (KTR) is Australia’s largest civilian rocket testing facility and specialises in suborbital launches. The KTR offers over 10,000 square kilometres of range area and a downrange of up to 145km. Customers who use the KTR can recover their rocket and payload for further testing and systems validation before launching into orbit.

The Whalers Way Orbital Launch Complex is one of the only spaceports in the world that offers unhindered launch trajectories across unpopulated areas into high-inclination orbits. Launch customers can access a range of azimuths including polar and sun-synchronous orbits over the Southern Ocean.

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Capabilities

  • Air and Space Transport
  • Architectural, Engineering and Technical Services
  • Regulatory Services