Fleet is an agile space company that designs, builds and operates high-quality nano-satellite solutions.
Our team is made up of scientists and entrepreneurs. We’re proven experts in designing, building and launching nano-satellites. The Internet of Things is rapidly expanding. Today there are approximately 5 billion devices connected to the internet. By 2020 it is estimated this number will increase to 60 billion devices.
These devices need accurate tracking and low-cost data transfer services. For devices operating in remote locations, such as in mining, agriculture, transport, and research applications, connecting regularly to the internet is in many cases prohibitively expensive or simply impossible when there are no satellites over the region. This is because building just one communications satellite has traditionally cost billions and taken years and enormous risk to launch.
Using existing miniaturised technologies in innovative ways, we have reduced this cost by more than 1000 times and can assemble a satellite in just days. We are using nano-satellites to form a truly global satellite communications network. Launching multiple small, low-cost satellites eliminates much of the risk associated with space.
Our small data network is ideal for applications such as connecting sensors and devices at scale for enterprise in oil & gas, mining, agriculture, transport and logistics, science and research, environmental monitoring as well as consumer IoT applications and simple communications.
Our executive team
Flavia Tata Nardini
Flavia Tata Nardini began her career at the European Space Agency as Propulsion Test Engineer, before she joined TNO to apply her technical knowledge to advanced space propulsion engineering projects. She rapidly became involved in project management and business development within the space and defence domain and after that she was assigned to developed international relations and identified business opportunities in the Middle East. After establishing the business in Qatar, she return to her love of space propulsion systems, and has successfully completed full lifecycle development of satellites and several micro thrusters currently flying on actual space missions (Delfi Program’s CubeSats). During her time at TNO, she has filed two patents in both rocket and satellite propulsion and has written several papers on Micro Propulsion Systems and Space Debris Removal Technologies.
Dr Matthew Tetlow
After performing his PHD research at the Space Systems Institute in Germany, Dr Tetlow conducted contract research in the areas of Hypersonic Flight, Guidance, Navigation and Control, Fluid Dynamics and Systems Engineering. He was Senior Engineer at Tigerfish Aviation where he helped develop the technology and business cases around next generation aircraft water landing technologies. Dr Tetlow has worked on projects for the Royal Australian Air Force, the United States Navy and Air Force, Defence Science Technology Organization, Boeing Long Beach, and has a number of technical publications and patents to his name. Dr Tetlow is the Project Lead on the SUSat CubeSat project and founder of Inovor Technologies.
Matthew Pearson is COO of Honcho and a director at Business Switch, Australia’s leading start-up services provider. As product architect at Honcho, Matthew oversees product development, engineering and design for Honcho's suite of business tools, driving the birth of a new Australian business every four minutes.
Matthew's business pursuits focus on fostering entrepreneurship, improving worldwide connectivity, accessing emerging opportunities in space technology and driving a shift to smart, sustainable cities.