Media Release

4 May 2021


Fireball.International has been named as a finalist in the Space Connect Australian Space Awards 2021 for Start-Up of the Year.

The Australian Space Awards recognises the leading individuals and businesses driving the development of Australia’s space economy and sets itself apart for acknowledging all stakeholders within the space industry, from the major listed organisations and corporates servicing Australia’s space economy to SMEs, start-ups, academic institutions and associations.

The finalist list, which was announced on 3 May 2021, features over 115 high-achieving professionals within the space industry, across 16 submission-based categories.

Joe Vince, head of strategy at Space Connect, said, “The number of nominations and submissions received this year just reinforces the importance of the awards for the Australian space sector and we’re incredibly happy that we can provide a platform for all of these outstanding individuals and businesses to be recognised.”

“The awards have been backed by our Principal Partner KBR plus the Australian Space Agency and the Space Industry Association of Australia (SIAA) as supporting partners, and this is testament to the collective drive of the sector to realise a vibrant and globally-competitive domestic space industry,”

“The increased number of submissions from the first year, plus the ongoing and continued support of our of partners and judges, is an air of confidence for Australia’s space industry and representative of the depth of talent we have in our sector – I would like to thank all of those who nominated and each entrant for their submissions, and I wish everyone the best of luck on the night.”

Christopher Tylor, CEO at Fireball.International, said that he was humbled to be recognised and proud to be named as a finalist in the Australian Space Awards 2021.

“Fireball.International’s recognition for our excellent contribution to the Wildfire Intelligence industry reinforces the strength of our service and dedication to progressing Australia’s space economy,” he added.

The winners of the awards will be announced at a black-tie dinner on Friday, 4 June, in Sydney.

About Fireball.International

Fireball.International is an Australian company based in Peregian Beach, QLD. They have subsidiaries in Reno, Nevada, USA and Vancouver Canada. Our European and South American offices will be opened soon. Since commencing operations in February 2020, the team has rapidly expanded to 16 employees.

Fireball.International – Fast Facts

Using a series of Artificial Intelligence systems that collect and analyse data of ground-based sensors, cameras and satellites, Fireball.International detects and reports on bushfires in less than three minutes after they start, significantly reducing the notification and response time in areas where the system is installed.

The FUEGO Wildfire Intelligence system is:

  • reliable, faster, and more accurate than the existing alternatives
  • cost effective – as an example, to have this system in place, the cost per person, per year would be $4.59 in QLD
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Fireball.International, based in Queensland, provides automated bushfire detection and tracking in Australia and foreign markets including the US. Space-based monitoring of fires cuts time from ignition to detection of fires to under three minutes.

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