Kanyini: SA Space Services Mission

Building the South Australian Space Sector

The South Australian Government is investing $6.5M to deliver the SA Space Services Mission in partnership with SmartSat CRC and South Australian companies Myriota and Inovor Technologies. SmartSat CRC is leading the mission and will manage application prototyping. Once launched, the planned three-year mission in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) provides opportunities to test and develop the capability and inform future missions.

The satellite, named Kanyini by local school students, is part of the South Australia Space Sector Strategy 2030 and is the first state-based satellite for Australia. One of the Mission’s goals is to support South Australian industry to further develop its capability in manufacturing and technologies associated with CubeSat production and increase participation across the satellite construction phase.