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Fleet Space to Expand to US With Houston Office

By Mark Holmes | February 2, 2022

Fleet Space satellite rendering. Photo: Fleet Space

Fleet Space Technologies, an Australian space startup, is planning to tap into the U.S. market. The company announced Feb. 1 that it is establishing an international office in Houston, Texas. This is the first phase of the company’s global expansion plans.

Fleet Space wants to create one of world’s most advanced low-power satellite networks for world-wide coverage for millions of devices through its proprietary smallsat technology. The company has applied for market access from the Federal Communications Commission for its beamforming smallsats and its smart edge device, and has completed FCC certification for use in the U.S.

The company said it chose Houston for proximity to NASA facilities and resource companies that can benefit from its offering.

Fleet Space’s existing investor base also has foundations in the U.S. with In-Q-Tel, Alumni Ventures and Momenta Ventures all backing the company in its recently oversubscribed funding round. The company recently announced plans for a “Hyper Factory”  in the Australian Space Park, a hub for the space industry in South Australia.

“The technology we have developed has the potential to provide worldwide connectivity to multiple industries. This is reflected in our global ambition and commitment to the United States as the first phase of our international expansion. We have built strong links in the U.S. through our work with NASA’s Artemis Mission and we look forward on building on these foundations in the world’s fastest growing space market,” said Flavia Tata Nardini, Fleet Space CEO and co-founder.