SA-based space company join SpaceX to launch another nanosatellite

Fleet Space Technologies has sent another nanosatellite into orbit aboard a SpaceX rocket that will help contribute to the satellite communications network.

Image: Fleet Space Technologies

Adelaide-based space company Fleet Space Technologies have today successfully launched its next NanoSatellite into space aboard the SpaceX Transporter-5. This is the company’s third launch with SpaceX following its last deployment in June last year.

This newest take-off, named Centauri-5, joins seven other satellites launched by Fleet Space in the past few years with plans to launch four more later this year.

Providing low-power connectivity between remote ground stations for regional industry and mining operations, Centauri-5 will contribute to the satellite communications network.

Fleet Space Technologies co-founder and CEO, Flavia Tata Nardini expressed her excitement on social media about the achievement. “It was a fantastic ride, thanks to SpaceX,” she said.

“Proud of my team at Fleet Space Technologies and thanks to our partner and customers we keep delivering on our promises.

“Watching these launches never gets old. It still fills me with joy and dreams.”

Born in Italy, Flavia is a highly regarded space engineer who relocated to Adelaide after meeting her husband, an Adelaide local, and continued her career in Australia’s emerging space industry.

At just 34 years old, Flavia’s long list of achievements would rival those of colleagues twice her age having worked at space agencies across the world and being involved in major space missions before co-founding one of Australia’s first space agencies in Fleet Space Technologies.

South Australia has been at the forefront of space innovation in the country thanks to the establishment of the Australian Space Park – Australia’s first dedicated space manufacturing hub. Fleet Space is one of four local companies in partnership with the South Australian Government to bring the Australian Space Park to life.

For more information on Centauri-5 and Fleet Space’s projects, visit the website.

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