The first satellite ever built in South Australia will aid in bushfire preparedness and was designed and built by a group of three space industry leaders.
The Kanyini satellite was jointly developed by SmartSat, Myriota, and Inovor Technologies, and it will be launched in October 2023 as part of Elon Musk's SpaceX transporter mission.
The mission, which was announced in 2021, has received a $6.5 million investment from the SA government.
The 550-kilometer-high low-orbit satellite will travel 25,000 kilometers per hour, making one lap of the planet every 90 minutes
Bushfires and other natural disasters are anticipated to become more common and severe as a result of climate change, and Emergency Services Minister Joe Szakacs predicted that space research will play a growing role in their mitigation.
Farmers won't have to travel many miles to check their water tank levels because of Kanyini's ability to monitor them from their phones.
Mr. Nikoloff asserted that the project has improved university-to-university collaboration and that the payoff will not only come in the form of new knowledge.
Scientists study how objects move into space