Open Cosmos announced that they have ‘sealed a deal’ with satellite communications operator Sateliot to build and operate their small satellite constellation. This enables continuous global connectivity for Internet of Things (IoT) under 5G architecture.
Open Cosmos is already manufacturing the first of the one hundred that will comprise the full constellation, that Sateliot has scheduled for construction before the end of 2022. Additionally they will control the mission management and launch of the first satellites.
These microwave oven-sized satellites operate in Low Earth Orbit (LEO), flying at an approximate altitude of 500km to guarantee IoT connectivity at a global scale and in almost real-time.
In the next two years it is forecast that there will be more than 50 billion IoT devices globally, and with this constellation Sateliot is perfectly positioned to partner with conventional telecommunication providers to ensure ubiquitous coverage.
Sateliot will also offer monitoring and tracking systems, data analysis, and processes in areas such as: maritime, railways, aeronautical, agriculture and farming, gas and petroleum exploration, electric or critical infrastructure.
Rafel Jordá, Founder and CEO of Open Cosmos said, “We are excited to have satellite production underway for these satellites and be progressing all other aspects of the mission, including system integration, launch, licensing and logistics, as well as orbit operations. We are delighted to partner with Sateliot to enable the reality of IoT anywhere.”
Jaume Sanpera, co-founder and CEO of Sateliot, added that, “A bond with a partner, such as Open Cosmos, allows us to move forward with our project, meeting head-on the requirements and challenges the New Space industry faces, while keeping control over the design of the antennae and the radio that will allow the operational and commercial management of our telecommunications service.”