Today, Neumann Space had the absolute privilege to receive a visit from The Hon Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister of Australia, accompanied by The Hon Steven Marshall MP, Premier of South-Australia, The Hon Melissa Price MP, Minister for Defence Industry, Minister for Science and Technology, Senator The Hon Simon Birmingham MP, Minister for Finance and Mr Enrico Palermo, Head of the Australian Space Agency.
This was the opportunity to brief the Prime Minister on our Electric Propulsion system. We presented the Engineering Qualification Model which will fly on the SpIRIT mission (supported by the Australian Space Agency) and announced 2 further missions. We discussed how our system operates and the unique advantages from using solid metallic propellants. The Prime Minister enquired about the fuel efficiency, safety, mass/volume. Finally, we talked about the collaboration with our U.S. partner Cislunar Industries and the work we are doing in relation to in-space recycled metallic propellant (supported by NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration on the U.S. side).
A very informative visit and a great opportunity to showcase space technology innovation and sovereign capability development at Lot Fourteen, Adelaide, the Space Capital of Australia.