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Myriota and Tyvak to develop and launch next generation of nanosatellites

Myriota and Tyvak to develop and launch next generation of nanosatellites

Louis Dillon

Myriota is a step closer to its goal of launching a constellation of 50 nanosatellites after partnering with Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems.

The agreement aims to develop and launch multiple satellites in 2019, with each spacecraft to run Myriota's "unique, patented software which provides reliable, direct-to-satellite internet of things (IoT) connectivity for millions of users worldwide".

“This partnership is an important milestone for our company,” said Myriota’s chief technology officer and co-founder, Dr David Haley.

“It represents a valuable next step for our business in expanding our constellation.”

In reference to the satellites' overall capabilities, Dr Haley said, "The satellites we’re launching with Tyvak incorporate leading small satellite technology. The architecture is designed to maximise satellite operational availability, providing an always-on service for our customers from the moment they launch.

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“The satellites will allow our customers to communicate with devices from anywhere on the planet using Myriota’s low-cost, long battery life, secure service while we continue to build a constellation towards providing real-time connectivity.”

The partnership will be able to take advantage of "Tyvak’s experience in satellite development, launch brokering and on-orbit operations", with Myriota selecting Tyvak from more than a dozen worldwide providers for its agile approach and capabilities, security and mission assurance.

“We are very excited to expand our reach to new territories and applications while contributing to South Australia’s ecosystem development," said Marco Villa, Tyvak COO.

"Myriota has been a great partner to work with from day one and having recently completed the first program review, we look forward to executing this mission and enabling their business objectives."

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