Leading US-space company Tyvak will rocket into Lot Fourteen, establishing a manufacturing facility for the integration and testing of space vehicles, joining a growing list of global firms investing in South Australia’s burgeoning space sector.

Tyvak is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Terran Orbital Corporation, a global leader in the miniaturisation of space technologies, with plans to grow its workforce to 30 people within the next two years.

Premier Steven Marshall said the company will establish itself in the Defence and Space Landing Pad at Lot Fourteen, giving them unprecedented collaborative opportunities with other like-minded organisations.

“South Australia is without a doubt Australia’s space state,” Premier Marshall said.

“It’s clear that South Australia is now driving the growth of Australia’s space sector and defence industry, creating high-tech jobs and generating interest from interstate and overseas.

“Tyvak is a global leader in space technology, and their decision to set up here in Adelaide is further evidence of the gravitas around South Australia at the moment.

“They join an incredibly active South Australian space sector with nearly 80 organisations, companies and educational institutions, and a workforce of roughly 800 people.

“More locally, Tyvak has unveiled their first Australian ground station antenna at Nova Systems in Peterborough, and in February they entered into an agreement to build nanosatellites for South Australian company Myriota, another major boost to the local supply chain.

Director of Tyvak Australia, Dr Marco Villa said Tyvak looks forward to supporting more local organisations and continuing to provide solutions for Australia’s space needs.

“By hiring local talent, tapping into local resources and applying our agile aerospace processes, we aim to accelerate commercial and defence space missions while growing the local supply chain and national space ecosystem,” Dr Villa said.