Two South Aussie Satellites set for lift off

Solstice Media
2 min readFeb 16, 2021

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

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 140 to provide global satellite connectivity for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

The ​6U ​nanosatellite will join Fleet Space’s constellation in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) at ​550 km​, which is powering a global network of connected devices used in the resource and mining industries.

Fleet Space CEO Flavia Tata Nardini said critical mining infrastructure is often challenged by asset remoteness but still requires secure two-way communications and the ability to be managed remotely.

“Fleet Space has worked for many years to create these world-first features that underpin the real internet from space for things, putting the company as a…