New space strategy to guide industry development

Canberra has launched a comprehensive space strategy outlining national priorities and regulatory reform needed create a viable local industry sector. The 10-year Australian Civil Space Strategy was launched as part of the 2019 federal budget. The head of the Australian Space Agency, Megan Clarke said the strategy laid the foundations for a local industry including…

Kennards Hire will use Fleet’s nano-satellites to offer new services

Kennards Hire has been named as one of the first launch customers for Adelaide nanosatellite maker, Fleet Space Technology and its industrial internet of things (IoT) satellite services. The national building and handyman hire firm will track the location of its wide range of equipment utilising Fleet’s global array of Centaurti satellites. As reported in…

CSIRO and Boeing deepen partnership

CSIRO and Boeing have extended their long running research partnership, adding space industry to areas being jointly investigated. The two have collaborated since 1989, and will now work on five technology areas: advanced manufacturing, data analytics, energy, future insight consulting services, and space technology. CSIRO head Larry Marshall said: “Extending our partnership with Boeing into…

Fleet Space lures manufacturers with global connectivity

Adelaide nanosatellite builder and operator, Fleet Space Technology, has thrown open its array of small satellites to manufacturers wishing to connect their operations and devices. The company has launched a website seeking applications from companies and will connect up to one million devices at a cost of US$2.00 (Aud$2.75) per device, per year. Applications are…