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SITAEL opens new satellite design office in Adelaide and signs contract with a South Australian company

February 17th, 2020

A promising and exciting year has begun for SITAEL Australia, with today’s opening of its new satellite design office at Lot Fourteen innovation neighbourhood in Adelaide, continuing the company’s expansion in South Australia. SITAEL, the largest privately-owned Italian space company, indicated the new office will help expand its Australian capability to design, build and manufacture 50-300kg class satellites locally.

Managing Director of the SITAEL Space Division Mr Pierluigi Pirrelli commented “By expanding our Australian footprint, we can better deliver our Space technology solutions to Australian and regional customers. With such rapid growth and development in the Australian space sector, we are very pleased to be expanding our presence in South Australia.”

“The proximity to other space organisations such as the Australian Space Agency, SmartSat CRC, Inovor Technologies, Myriota and Neumann Space sealed the decision to locate in Lot Fourteen, and we are excited about expanding the company in such an environment”, commented Mark Ramsey, General Manager of SITAEL Australia.

Following the announcement on the 29th of November 2019 of Inovor Technologies winning the $2.5m Defence contract for the Buccaneer satellite bus, SITAEL Australia has also today signed a contract with Inovor Technologies to formally support the project.

Chief Executive Officer of Inovor Technologies Matt Tetlow said “After signing a Letter of Intent at IAC in 2017, Inovor Technologies and SITAEL have looked for cooperative opportunities to work together. Today we see the fruits of that cooperation, and we are very pleased to be working with SITAEL Australia on this project.”

The new office was officially opened by South Australian Premier Steven Marshall on Monday and is anticipated to create 10-15 new high technology jobs over the next few years.

 


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