• David Haley and Iain Cartwright from Myriota, and Marco Villa from Tyvak.
    David Haley and Iain Cartwright from Myriota, and Marco Villa from Tyvak. Myriota

Myriota has partnered with Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems to develop and launch multiple satellites in 2019, taking the company a step towards its goal of having a constellation of 50 nanosatellites.

Each satellite will run Myriota’s patented software which enables two-way communications between ground-based micro-transmitters and low Earth orbit nanosatellites to securely share data over narrow bandwidths. The direct-to-orbit platform enables massive-scale, low-cost communications for IoT devices anywhere on Earth.

“This partnership is an important milestone for our company,” Myriota’s CTO and co-founder Dr David Haley said. “It represents a valuable next step for our business in expanding our constellation.”

“The satellites we’re launching with Tyvak incorporate leading small satellite technology. The architecture is designed to maximize satellite operational availability, providing an always-on service for our customers from the moment they launch.”

“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.”

Myriota selected Tyvak from more than a dozen worldwide providers.

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

“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.”

According to Myriota’s CEO David Haley and DST’s Dr Christine Shanahan, the company’s nanosat constellation may one day be used to connect the ADF across the battlefield.

“It’s the long battery life and small size of our solution, and its ability to communicate directly with a satellite even under [constraint], that make it very attractive for [military] applications,” Haley said.

“As we have more satellites we have a decrease in latency, we have another means of moving information around on the battlefield,” Shanahan said.

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