15 Sep 2021

Findon High School launches into SA space history!

Findon High School in Adelaide’s western suburbs has secured a place in South Australian space history by submitting the winning name for Australia’s first state satellite, formerly known as SASAT1.

Fifty-seven primary and secondary schools from across regional and metropolitan South Australia answered the challenge set down in May this year to name the SASAT1 Space Services Mission satellite.

The winning name – Kanyini – was submitted by Year 11 students from Findon High School’s Reconciliation Action Plan group.

Kanyini is a Pitjantjatjara word that describes the principle of responsibility and unconditional love for all of creation. In their submission, the students were inspired by the connection of Kanyini to how the satellite data would be used to tackle real world problems.

SmartSatCRC is leading Kanyini’s mission as well as application prototyping.

Read the media release.

Visit the Kanyini website.