Asian Surveying & Mapping
Breaking News
Agri ministry allowed to use drones for remote sensing data collection
The agriculture ministry has been permitted to use drones for remote sensing data...
J-K Lt Governor inaugurates 607 vocational labs, education portal and GIS portal
Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Friday e-inaugurated 607 vocational...
Global Navigation Satellite Systems winter school to start from Feb 22
ISLAMABAD- Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), Institute of of Space Technology...
‘New geospatial policy opportunity for Indian industry’
New Delhi (IANS) Experts from a range of domains...
South China Sea: Satellite images show China building ‘full-blown military bases’ on artificial islands
Worrying new satellite imagery suggests China is building “full-blown...
infiniDome Delivers GPS Monitoring and Protection Solution to Israel Railways
CAESAREA, Israel - infiniDome Ltd., The GPS Security Company,...
India liberalises restrictions on geospatial data for map-making
Announcing a sweeping change in India's mapping policy, the...
Two South Aussie Satellites set for lift off
Fleet Space Technologies and Myriota will launch separate IoT...
ISRO to launch iBrazilian, Indian startup satellite in first mission of 2021
India's space agency Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to...
SRA plans biometric survey using GIS map for slum hutments
Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) on Wednesday has invited request...
  • Jan 26, 2021
  • Comments Off on Satellite Mission Launched to Boost Australian Space Sovereignty
  • Feature
  • 137 Views

Led by the SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), the AUD$6.5 million SASAT1 Space Services Mission was announced in Adelaide, South Australia.

Based at Lot Fourteen, which is also home to the Australian Space Agency, the SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) will undertake the application prototyping.

Local satellite manufacturing company Inovor Technologies will design and build the satellite while South Australian space company Myriota is contracted for the Internet of Things (IoT) space services.

The information gathered by the satellite will boost South Australia’s space economy as well as helping to improve state services such as emergency, environmental, water-quality monitoring, and mining and bushfire mitigation.

The SASAT1 Space Services Mission will commence in early 2021 to deliver the satellite in 15 months for launch into orbit. The satellite will be available for a further three years to 2025 for data collection and operations under current funding.

Image Credit: An impression of the proposed satellite drawn by Alex Priest of Inovor Technologies.