Fleet Space Technologies has raised $50 million in a Series C round that values the South Australian satellite startup at more than $350 million. The round was led by existing backers Blackbird, with support from Atlassian cofounder Mike Cannon-Brookes’ Grok Ventures, Alumni Ventures and super fund Hostplus. New to the cap table are TelstraSuper, former… Read more »
Adelaide satellite tech startup Fleet Space Technologies has bagged its first contract in the lucrative defence sector, signing a $6.4 million contract with Australia’s Defence Space Command. The agreement will see Fleet’s next-generation of Centauri satellites used to develop and demonstrate a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications system focused on tactical communications and data… Read more »
The Australian Government has backed plans to build a $66 million Adelaide-based manufacturing hub for the space industry with a $20 million grant towards the project. The Space Manufacturing Hub, first revealed last December, is a collaboration between the South Australian government and four local startups: nano-satellite maker Fleet Space Technologies, quantum technologies developer Q-CTRL and… Read more »
Adelaide satellite startup Fleet Space Technologies has raised US$26.4m (A$36m) in a series B. The round was led by existing backers Artesian Venture Partners, Blackbird Ventures, Mike Cannon-Brookes’ Grok Ventures, and Horizons Ventures – the private investment arm of Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing – with new investors including Alumni Ventures, Hostplus, the South Australian… Read more »
Rocket Lab launched satellites by two Australian companies and one for UNSW from its Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand this week. Internet of Things nanosatellites from Adelaide’s Fleet Space Technologies and and Myriota were among several payloads on the Electron booster rocket as part of a mission titled “They Go Up So Fast”, which… Read more »
Fleet Space Technologies will launch its fifth nanosatellite, Centauri, 3 next month as part of Rocket Lab’s latest mission, taking off from New Zealand’s Māhia Peninsula. Fellow South Australian satellite venture Myriota will also launch its first satellite in the same Rocklet Lab payload. Centauri 3 is part of a planned 140-strong constellation offering satellite… Read more »
Australian satellite company Fleet Space Technologies is planning a mission to the moon as part of a consortium named Seven Sisters. The mission will launch in 2023 to search the Moon using nanosatellites and other exploration sensors for abundant and accessible water. Fleet, OZ Minerals, University of Adelaide, UNSW, Unearthed, Tyvak Australia and Fugro have… Read more »
The young Australian Space Agency has signed a Memorandum of Understand (MoU) with its French counterpart, the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES), to work together on the development of their respective space programs.
Adelaide startup Fleet Space Technologies has opened its mission control centre ahead of the planned launch of two of its nanosatellites later this year.
The Federal Government has announced it will be conducting a review into local space industry capabilities to develop a long-term plan for the sector.
GoGet has announced a new partnership with waterless carwash startup WipeHero, which will see GoGet’s fleet of vehicles cleaned by WipeHero’s technology.
The federal government has announced that it will be investing $500 million to improve Australia’s space-based surveillance and intelligence capabilities.
South Australian space startup Fleet has raised $5 million in a Series A round led by Blackbird Ventures, with participation from Earth Space Robotics, Silicon Valley firm Horizon Partners, and Atlassian’s Mike Cannon-Brookes.