Sitael Australia applauds the announcement of the SmartSat CRC

Sitael Australia applauds the announcement to establish the SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) in Adelaide. Sitael Australia was an early partner in the SmartSat CRC proposal, and hopes to work closely with the SmartSat CRC over the coming years.

The SmartSat CRC will help develop advanced technologies in satellite communications, smart satellite systems and remote sensing technologies, all of which are major future economic drivers for Australia. It also brings together nearly 100 partners and collaborators which have invested alongside the Australian Government and forms one of the largest investments in Australia’s space industry.

General Manager of Sitael Australia Mark Ramsey commented “The SmartSat CRC will have a profound impact on the Australian Space industry, generating growth in the emerging sector and bringing together industry, academia and government. Sitael Australia is a proud partner of the SmartSat CRC, and looks forward to bringing our international satellite expertise to help drive cutting edge Research and Development initiatives and help transition them towards commercial outcomes.”

Sitael Space Division Managing Director Pierluigi Pirrelli noted “Space technology has an increasing role in our daily lives, and has the potential to help address many national and global issues. As a world leading satellite manufacturer, Sitael believes there is a strong future in the Australian space sector, and is pleased to be a part of its growth.”

Sitael Australia also congratulates the bid team for their tireless efforts and professionalism in developing the SmartSat CRC proposal, particularly those from University of South Australia and Nova Systems.

About Sitael:

SITAEL is the largest privately-owned Space Company in Italy and worldwide leader in the Small Satellites sector. With over 380 employees and state-of-the-art facilities, SITAEL covers a wide range of activities in development of small satellite platforms, advanced propulsion systems and on board avionics, providing turn-key solutions for Earth observation, telecom and science. Being one of the main players of the Space Economy, SITAEL is changing the way to conceive space products, both in the upstream and downstream segments, providing, thanks to its IoT capabilities, competitive smart services for a wide range of applications. SITAEL belongs to Angel Group, an Italian holding world leader in Railway, Aerospace and Aeronautics markets.

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