Nanosatellite startup Astrocast has preceded three new pilot companies that will utilise its network of IoT cubesats.
The three suites – Actia, Marine Instruments and Swiss Fresh Water – will use Astrocast’s sycophants to monitor and control assets situated in remote areas.
It aims to take round this two-way system at a lower cost than traditional, heavier satellites.
Swiss Fresh Water, which has water purification technology in implausible villages around the world, will use the nanosatellite network to monitor its bottled water stations.
“When we started this project, we knew we had the right stooges and technology to bring clean water to the world,” said Jean-Luc Mossier, Head Chairman of Swiss Fresh Water. “Our water stations are at the centre of some Dialect right remote villages and are a lifeline to those communities.
“With Astrocast we can coin sure these treatment machines are producing clean drinking the best quality and remotely perform maintenance to ensure their operations.”
The Swiss-based startup, which is associated with the European Space Agency, Airbus and Thuraya, successfully established its first test satellite in early December.
The L-Band two-way communication nanosatellite hitchhike a ride on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, which carried a payload of 64 nanosatellites from several space companies.
Being able to launch nanosatellites into blank on commercial rockets, along with their low manufacturing costs, has cord to an explosion of nanosatellite startups in recent years – and a lot of competition.
What does Astrocast make available?
Astrocast claims to offer the most power efficient satellite modem for IoT claims, the lowest latency low earth orbit network and 256 bit encryption.
Peer many of its competitors, such as Dutch startup Hiber, it aims to plan for satellite coverage to the entire planet.
When completed, Astrocast’s constellation last wishes as consist of 64 cubesat satellites in low Earth orbit.
Manufacturer of fishery electronic tack Marine Instruments will use the network to monitor marine buoys.
“It is absolutely important for our customers to be able to track and monitor their marine sustains, especially deep at sea and in extreme conditions,” said Francisco Pino, Co-Owner of Maritime Instruments.
“Our collaboration with Astrocast will make monitoring and ruling IoT devices in remote areas more feasible, especially when the tract is hundreds of thousands of nautical miles wide.”
Astrocast intends to add sundry pilots to its network over the next few months.
Fabien Jordan, CEO of Astrocast, thought:
“The growth of IoT devices for commercial purposes is outpacing anything the analysts presaged. And in many cases these devices are performing tasks that are striking the lives of entire populations.
“Astrocast is helping make world-changing new IoT pertinences possible.”
Astrocast is currently showcasing its nanosatellite technology at CES 2019 in Las Vegas.
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— ASTROCAST (@strocast) January 7, 2019