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Fleet Space Technologies opens new expanded HQ in Adelaide

The 1200 sqm expanded headquarters will be a dedicated space for commercial and operational disciplines furthering SAs support in space technologies.

With a mission to ‘connect everything’ using cutting-edge communications and space technologies, Fleet Space Technologies is delighted to mark the official opening of its extended Adelaide HQ with the visit of Susan Close MP, Deputy Premier of South Australia.

Fleet Space Technologies has significantly grown its presence in Adelaide to accommodate rapid growth. This includes a doubling in the number of highly skilled jobs in the last six months. Fleet now employs 86 individuals across space engineering, manufacturing, commercial and operations functions.

The 1200 sqm expanded HQ creates a dedicated space for commercial and operational disciplines.

This rapid expansion, placing Fleet amongst the fastest growing high-tech companies in Australia follows a number of giant leaps forward. This includes the conclusion in 2021 of an oversubscribed Series B round, valuing the company at $126million (AUD) underpinned by a group of the leading VCs and institutions in Australia and the United States.

“Everyone at Fleet Space Technologies is proud to be part of the extraordinary ecosystem of leading companies, academic institutions and innovators that are driving South Australia’s status as a global centre of excellence in new space technology,” says CEO and Co-Founder of Fleet Space Technologies, Flavia Tata Nardini.

“We are delighted to mark the official opening of our expanded HQ in Adelaide, reaffirming our commitment to growing our business and creating highly-skilled jobs in South Australia.”

The expansion also follows the highly successful introduction of ExoSphere, Fleet’s satellite-enabled earth scanning technology for the global mineral exploration industry. It is already revolutionising the way Australian and global mineral explorers find the critical energy transition materials required to meet surging global demand for Electric Vehicles (EVs).

ExoSphere has just reported successful results from trials at Australia’s newest Lithium miner Core Lithium’s Finniss Project in the Northern Territory. This technology is being rolled out globally through collaboration with the world’s largest and most progressive explorers and is supporting the global effort to find more than $13trillion USD (as defined by the International Monetary Fund) value in these rare earth materials to support global sustainability goals.

This global success is built from a culture of innovation, executed in collaboration with South Australia’s ecosystem of leading space technology and advanced engineering companies. From its base in Adelaide, Fleet has pioneered the use of additive manufacturing (3D printing) to drive cost and production efficiencies in the manufacture of satellites.

This includes Fleet’s forthcoming planned constellation of 288 microsatellites, including Alpha, which will integrate the company’s advanced beamforming technology and patented antennas to unlock greater connectivity more quickly and in more locations.

In December 2021, Fleet also announced its commitment to establishing a hyper factory in Adelaide’s landmark ‘Australian Space Park’ development. This is with the support of the South Australian Government which committed $20million to Australia’s first dedicated space manufacturing hub. The $66million Australian Space Park in which Fleet Space Technology will build a Hyper Factory will be the first of its kind in the southern hemisphere.

Fleet leads Australia’s rapidly growing space sector – an industry of key strategic importance to the development of the Australian economy. Indeed, the Australia Space Agency stated aim is to contribute $12billion (AUS) to the economy by 2030. This is underpinned by significant strategic support at a Federal and State level.

For more information, visit the Fleet Space Technologies website.

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