Myriota will take part in a new project by the Australian government involving satellite, the company announced Wednesday. It will be involved in the SASAT1 Space Services Mission to deliver space services to South Australia. The $6.5 million project was announced by South Australian Government Premier Steven Marshall, and marks a new partnership between the South Australian state government and industry. Myriota will provide Internet of Things (IoT) space services for the new small satellite, which, once deployed, will support the improvement of state emergency, environment, water monitoring, and bushfire mitigation services.
Earth Observation (EO) imaging will be done via a hyperspectral electro-optical payload. Myriota's IoT connectivity will support the collection of data about multiple weather events, including rainfall and bushfires, both of which have been impacted by climate change in recent years. The mission is set to deliver the satellite in 15 months for launch into orbit, with the satellite available for a further three years to 2024 for data collection and operations.
Myriota CEO and co-founder Alex Grant believes this project could lead to greater collaboration across South Australia's growing space ecosystem: "Myriota is proud to be involved in the SASAT1 project, and to partner with space industry leaders Inovor Technology and the SmartSat CRC, as well as and the South Australian government," he said. "South Australia sits at the heart of Australia's space industry, and is leading the growth of our national ecosystem. The Space Services Mission will benefit South Australians through the improved delivery of emergency services, and environmental monitoring."