An Australian-made compact communications payload is being developed to support IoT services in harsh off-world environments. 

Adelaide-based Myriota are the architects of this technology and have received a $1.5 million investment from the Australian Space Agency as part of its Moon to Mars Initiative Demonstrator Mission Grants to support the payload. 

Enrico Palermo, Head of the Australian Space Agency, said the project is expected to drive further job growth and expand sovereign capabilities.

“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,” Mr Palermo said.

“This is an investment in more than just the development of a new payload for space – it’s an investment in the Aussie ingenuity and capability that is essential for a Future Made in Australia, delivering space-enabled intelligence to improve outcomes for sectors impacted by climate change including agriculture.”

The Myriota Habitat

As part of the funding announcement on Wednesday, Myriota also unveiled its Habitat, an immersive experience centre, showcasing advanced IoT solutions addressing critical challenges such as water scarcity, CO2 emissions, and infrastructure resilience. 

Along with Mr Palermo, the Premier of South Australia Peter Malinauskas also delivered remarks at the event. 

The Myriota Habitat serves both as a demonstration site and operational hub, highlighting the power of local collaboration in South Australia and beyond.

A group of people

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

Main image (left to right): Head of the Australian Space Agency Enrico Palermo, Lot Fourteen State Project Lead Diane Dixon, South Australia’s Premier Peter Malinauskas, and CEO Myriota Ben Cade. 

Credit: Myriota

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