Southern Launch signs partnerships agreement with SCISYS

Feb 15, 2019, 15:39 PM

SCISYS Deutschland GmbH, the supplier of bespoke software systems, IT-based solutions and support services to space, media & broadcast, government, defense and commercial sectors, along with SouthernLaunch.Space Pty Ltd ("Southern Launch") is pleased to announce a Teaming Agreement for the utilization of SCISYS’s space qualified software capabilities to underpin the planned Australia’s Whalers Way Orbital Launch Complex Mission Control center.

The two companies were first introduced to each other in 2018 by the South Australian Space Industry Center (SASIC) in Adelaide, Australia. The Whalers Way Orbital Launch Complex is currently under development by Southern Launch. The complex is located along the southern coastline of Australia and dedicated to launching small-lift launch vehicles southwards into polar and sun-synchronous orbits.

Under the teaming agreement, Southern Launch will also develop and market SCISYS's ground segment, mission control, and other space-related software capabilities & offerings to the broader Australasian market.

SCISYS is committed to helping mature the emerging Australasian space environment and looks forward to working closely with other space companies, the Australian Space Agency, and research and development entities.

Mr. Ulli Leibnitz, Director SPACE, SCISYS Deutschland GmbH said that this agreement is the start of a long-term relationship with the broader Australian space ecosystem. Over the coming years, SCISYS and Southern Launch will develop further collaborations and research & development projects aimed at developing the next generation of trusted artificial intelligence algorithms and advanced mission control centre solutions.

Mr. Lloyd Damp, CEO Southern Launch said Teaming with SCISYS Deutschland GmbH provides Southern Launch and the wider Australian space and high-tech ecosystem with a strong platform for future technology developments.

Mr. Richard Price, Chief Executive of the South Australian Space Industry Centre, said the Centre was proud to initiate collaboration between Southern Launch and SCISYS, with the partnership likely to unlock future growth opportunities for the broader space community in South Australia.