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US company rockets into Lot Fourteen

Posted September 30, 2019

United States company Tyvak is the latest space industry leader to move to Lot Fourteen, where it will join the Defence and Space Landing Pad.

The company aims to establish a manufacturing facility for the integration and testing of space vehicles in Adelaide.

Tyvak is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Terran Orbital Corporation, a global leader in the miniaturisation of space technologies, with plans to grow its workforce to 30 people within the next two years.

Speaking at the SA Space Forum today, Premier Steven Marshall said that at Lot Fourteen, Tyvak would have unprecedented collaborative opportunities with other like-minded organisations.

“South Australia is without a doubt Australia’s space state,” Premier Marshall said.

“It’s clear that South Australia is now driving the growth of Australia’s space sector and defence industry, creating high-tech jobs and generating interest from interstate and overseas.

“Tyvak is a global leader in space technology, and their decision to set up here in Adelaide is further evidence of the gravitas around South Australia at the moment.

“They join an incredibly active South Australian space sector with nearly 80 organisations, companies and educational institutions, and a workforce of roughly 800 people.

Tyvak has unveiled its first Australian ground station antenna at Nova Systems in Peterborough in SA’s Mid North, and in February the company entered into an agreement to build nanosatellites for another Lot Fourteen based company, Myriota,

Director of Tyvak Australia, Dr Marco Villa, said the company looked forward to supporting more local organisations and continuing to provide solutions for Australia’s space needs.

“By hiring local talent, tapping into local resources and applying our agile aerospace processes, we aim to accelerate commercial and defence space missions while growing the local supply chain and national space ecosystem,” Dr Villa said.

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