Mission Goal: In partnership with industry, the mission will capitalise on NewSpace opportunities to contribute to a thriving and enduring South Australian space sector and support Australia’s national space strategy.
The South Australian Government is investing $6.5M to deliver the SA Space Services Mission in partnership with South Australian companies Myriota and Inovor Technologies, and the SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre (CRC).
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.
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.
Peter Nikoloff, SmartSat CRC