Adelaide-based global satellite tech company, Myriota, has reached new heights, announcing a $1.5 million investment from the Australian Space Agency’s Moon to Mars Initiative Demonstrator Mission Grants.

The funding will support the development of a new compact, low-cost communications payload designed to enhance radio communications in off-world environments.

Announcing the grant, Enrico Palermo, Head of the Australian Space Agency said the project was an investment in the Aussie ingenuity and capability.

“This project is another example of how Australian innovation can contribute to global space missions, while ultimately enhancing the critical technologies that can improve lives here on Earth,” said Mr Palermo.

In conjunction with the funding announcement, the Myriota Habitat was unveiled, an immersive centre demonstrating advanced Internet of Things (IoT) solutions tackling water scarcity, CO2 emissions, and infrastructure resilience challenges.

The Habitat functions as both a visitor showcase and operational hub, spotlighting collaborative efforts in South Australia’s innovation ecosystem and beyond.

CEO of Mryiota Ben Cade said the Habitat launch was a milestone for the company that underscores their commitment to technologies that benefit humanity.

“This centre unites a diverse ecosystem of partners, reinforcing the collaborative spirit essential to our growth. This year, we expanded to 70 team members and contributed $15 million to South Australia’s economy, showcasing our significant impact in the tech sector.”

These announcements highlight the significant progress being made in South Australia towards harnessing space technology for practical and sustainable applications.

Photo: A group photo at at the unveiling of the Myriota Habitat | Credit: Myriota