19 May 2022

All systems go for next phase of South Australia’s first state
satellite

Adelaide, 18 May 2022 – The development of South Australia’s first state satellite has taken a giant leap toward delivering tangible data solutions, following the successful completion of the Critical Design Review (CDR).

This step marks a major milestone for the South Australian Space Services Mission satellite, Kanyini, with the project team finalising the design of the 6U spacecraft with integrated payloads and initiating the start of its manufacture and test phase.

Founder and CEO of Inovor Technologies, the company responsible for Kanyini’s design and build, Dr Matthew Tetlow said the success of the CDR gave the green light for the project’s next phase.

“The successful CDR – this confidence in the design of the spacecraft – provides a boost as we head towards the next big milestone which is to test and integrate the payloads into the satellite which will provide services to the South Australia government,” Dr Tetlow said.

“The process of building a spacecraft with our project partners is dynamic – the mission has a very complex payload suite which has given our team the chance to be innovative and creative in developing solutions to meet the mission requirements.

“We’ve all risen to the challenge – kudos to everyone involved.”

Read the full media release.