Graeme Hunter from KBR announces Inovor Technologies as Space Business of the Year 2020 at the Australian Defence Industry Awards.

 

Inovor Technologies has been named Australian Space Business of the Year 2020 at the Australian Defence Industry Awards.

The announcement was made at a black-tie event hosted by Momentum Media, publisher of Defence Connect in association with sponsor KBR, in Sydney on Thursday 26 November 2020.

Other finalists in the category of Space Business of the Year 2020 included:

  • BlackSky Aerospace.
  • EOS Space Systems.
  • Inmarsat.
  • Shoal Group.

The award capped off a big year for Inovor Technologies which included winning an international tender to build the Buccaneer Main Mission spacecraft for Defence Science and Technology (DST), being named as the spacecraft bus supplier for the SpIRIT mission and CEO Dr Matthew Tetlow winning Australian Space Innovator of the Year 2020.

Uncle Allen Madden onstage with the Koomurri Aboriginal Dance Troupe at the Australian Defence Industry awards

Uncle Allen Madden (left) onstage at the Australian Defence Industry Awards with the Koomurri Aboriginal Dance Troupe following a Smoking Ceremony and Welcome to Gadigal Country.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, representatives from Adelaide-based Inovor Technologies were unable to travel to Sydney for the event.

CEO and founder of Inovor Technologies, Dr Tetlow, said: “We are thrilled to be named Space Business of the Year for 2020; it’s a reflection of the great work done by the Inovor team so well done to the team.

“Congratulations also to BlackSky Aerospace, EOS Space Systems, Inmarsat and Shoal Group on their nominations.

“Space and Defence are irrevocably linked; recognising the space sector at an Australian Defence Industry awards night highlights how important the space domain is to protecting Australia’s national security and way of life.

“Inovor Technologies looks forward to continuing its close working relationship with the Australian Defence Force, and sector partners, to meet Australia’s current and future security challenges.”

View the full list of winners and finalists at the Defence Connect website.