Fleet Space Technologies and Myriota will launch separate IoT nanosatellites on the Rocket Lab mission for March.

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Fleet Space Technologies will launch their fifth nanosatellite, ​Centauri 3, in mid-March aboard Rocket Lab’s ​”They Go Up So Fast” mission, taking off from Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand’s Māhia Peninsula.

Myriota will also be along for the ride with their own Internet of Things (IoT) nanosatellite.

The Centauri 3, which is roughly the size of a shoebox and weighs just under 10kg, is Fleet Space’s most advanced commercial nanosatellite to go into orbit and will be part of a constellation of…


Adelaide-based production company 57 Films is set to release a documentary celebrating the 150th anniversary of South Australia’s oldest professional Aussie rules football club.

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Directed by Nicole Miller, This is Port Adelaide is described as an “exploration of identity, belonging and passion told through the history of a working-class Australian Rules Football Club and the people at its heart”.

Executive producer and founder of 57 Films, Paul Ryan, said the film was “about a third” into production when COVID-19 hit South Australia in 2020.

“2020 was about wrapping up the narrative around the current team and support base,” Ryan said.


Interest in uranium exploration and mining in the northeast of South Australia is rising to levels not seen in years, as the global appetite for the nuclear fuel source builds.

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A number of uranium stocks rallied this week amid speculation Joe Biden had included nuclear energy in his clean energy program, delays to planned closures of nuclear power plants in the United States driving up demand, and concerns of a supply squeeze when nuclear utilities replace existing supply contracts.

Perth-based Boss Energy says it is in discussions with global lenders to secure funds to become Australia’s next uranium producer with…


The world’s second largest Fringe festival, which is about to open in Adelaide, will be a bellwether for future arts events.

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The Adelaide Fringe, which sold 853,419 tickets in 2020 and is a city-wide party, has made several adjustments to comply with South Australian COVID-19 guidelines and regulations as well as introduced new ways of enjoying shows and supporting artists.

Some of these include offering tickets for at-home viewing of productions, ensuring in-person audiences maintain 1.5-metre distances, and having venues operate at 50 per cent capacity.

Adelaide Fringe head of program operations and business development, Jo O’Callaghan, said an additional…


An Adelaide-based startup that began sending miniature wine samples direct to potential wine customers in China in 2018 has opened a production facility in South Australia and expanded into the education, trade and event sectors.

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The onset of COVID-19 and the inability to hold in-person tastings has fast-tracked the Trust in Taste business, which is set to also open a production facility in Texas in April.

The initial business model invited Chinese wine drinkers to sign up for an in-home tasting where wines marketed by Trust in Taste in 60ml bottles were delivered for a cellar door style tasting. …


Micro-X has received funding commitments of $30.5 million to help expand its US footprint and fast-track new lightweight x-ray products.

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The publicly-listed company announced to the Australian Securities Exchange this morning it had received funding commitments totalling $30.5 million for new fully paid shares at 34 cents each. It is also proposing to undertake a share purchase plan to raise a further $2.5 million from existing investors.

The funds will allow the South Australian-based company to open a US office in Seattle to support its Airport Self Service Checkpoint project for the US Department for Homeland Security. …


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One of Australia’s largest online art platforms created to help make buying original art accessible to everyone has upended pandemic business trends by expanding from its online offering to open its first bricks and mortar gallery.

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Art Lovers Australia founders Nancy Donaldson and Jarrod Knight have made the move, opening the gallery on Saturday…


The Gold Coast Hinterland is poised to become one of a handful of Australia’s declared nationally significant mountain biking destinations.

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Interim plans over the next three months will move towards formalising a number of mountain biking trails in Nerang National Park, including international-standard trails developed for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Stakeholders of a “co-designed” project, that includes riding groups and the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, agreed on January 22 to progress the project aimed at balancing the 1700- hectare park’s unique environmental values and formalising the bike trails for recreational use.

Formalising the trails and removing unsanctioned…


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Global fitness clothing brand Ryderwear will open its first gym and bricks-and-mortar store in its hometown of Adelaide, South Australia next month as it looks for ways to expand its empire.

The gym and retail store are set to open in the Adelaide suburb of Flinders Park on February 6 while the Ryderwear headquarters and warehouse will remain in nearby Beverley.

Previously, Ryderwear products have been sold through distributors and online.

Ryderwear chief marketing officer Mal Chia said the new studio, which was a year in the works and was still being built, was a natural progression for the business…

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