Myriota launches on Spaceflight’s SmallSat Express mission to help battle Australia’s drought

Adelaide-based low cost satellite IoT connectivity firm Myriota is rolling out its next generation technology enabling direct-to-orbit communications for hundreds of millions of Internet of Things devices as it launched on today’s launch on SpaceQuest’s BRIO satellite.

Launched as part of Spaceflight’s SSO-A SmallSat Express mission, the satellite will be delivered to orbit on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, adding to Myriota’s growing constellation by testing and demonstrating its IoT network.

Myriota classed the launch oas an important step towards the creation of the world’s first real-time, 24/7 direct-to-orbit IoT platform, giving Myriota the capability to collect data from many millions of small IoT devices globally – such as sensors and asset trackers – and contribute to the business rapidly scaling from trial to commercial applications. It also coincides with Myriota’s recent milestone of achieving 250,000 data messages received from a wide range of customers since May last year.

Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Myriota co-founder and CTO David Haley, said the new satellite payload would complement Myriota’s existing satellite constellation while introducing a forward link to terminals, boosting device battery life and improving communication efficiency.

“We are committed to delivering superior satellite connectivity and today’s launch is a valuable step in developing our direct-to-orbit communications capability,” Haley said. “New and existing devices using Myriota technology will benefit, and we’re excited to see the impact across a variety of different sectors.”

The satellite will be launched into a sun-synchronous orbit, providing regular and recurring communication opportunities multiple times per day, and place Myriota’s technology into the hands of industry heavyweights and developers to enable ultra low cost, and scalable IoT from anywhere on the planet.

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