Myriota launches commercial satellite services in the US and Canada

Myriota launches commercial satellite services in the US and Canada

Myriota CTO and co-founder Dr David Haley (provided).

One of Adelaide's leading space industry players Myriota has cracked into North America, making its commercial satellite Internet of Things (IoT) services available to customers as part of a new mission.

Following the launch of three nanosatellites on California-based Rocket Lab's 'They Go Up So Fast' mission, Myriota's IoT services will be open to customers in the US and Canada for the first time.

The service launch is accompanied by the Adelaide company's second-generation Myriota Developer Toolkit, which provides developers with the tools needed to get the most out of satellite technology.

"The launch of our second-generation network ushers in a new era for the global IoT sector one where data from devices is accessible anywhere on the planet in a secure and affordable manner," Myriota CTO and co-founder Dr David Haley said.

"Myriota Certified devices developed by our customers are already in the hands of end users and are revolutionising their industries. With our second-generation platform they will now be able to send more messages and larger amounts of data each day."

Myriota's first-generation network is already delivering millions of messages in Australia and New Zealand, connecting critical industries like environmental monitoring, agriculture and mining.

Myriota certified commercially available products include Goanna Ag's rain gauge and water tank level monitor, Yabby's dam level monitor and the Yabby Level Sensor and Rain Gauge.

"We are very excited to be launching our commercial service in the US and Canada," Dr Haley said.

"This expansion puts us in pole position in the race to provide connectivity everywhere to support a global IoT market that is expected to triple in size to more than 25.4 billion devices by 2030.

"As the first network of our kind to be supporting commercially available products, we have already demonstrated the power of our unique direct-to-orbit technologies to transform the IoT sector."

The launch with Rocket Lab is the first for Myriota in 2021, with two further launches planned.

To date, Myriota has attracted more than $50 million in venture capital from investors including former Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull, Main Sequence Ventures and Hostplus, as well as US-based Boeing HorizonX Ventures, In-Q-Tel, and Singtel Innov8.

The launch of Myriota's American and Canadian services follows the acquisition of select satellites and ground stations from exactEarth (TSE: XCT) in April 2020.

The IoT connectivity company is also assisting the South Australian state government to embark on a mission into space.

The $6.5 million mission will see the Marshall Government and the SA space industry send a locally manufactured small satellite into low Earth orbit.

Once in space, the information gathered by the satellite will improve the state's emergency services, monitor water quality and help mitigate bushfires.

To be launched in 2022, the satellite will be available for three years to for data collection and operations.

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