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Open Cosmos to build and operate Sateliot’s nanosatellite constellation

Credits: Open Cosmos/Sateliot

Open Cosmos will build and operate a nanosatellite constellation for satellite communications operator Sateliot, enabling continuous global connectivity for Internet of Things (IoT) under a 5G architecture. Open Cosmos is already underway in the manufacturing, mission management and launch of the first satellites. There are one hundred planned for the full constellation, scheduled for construction before the end of 2022.

These microwave-oven-sized satellites operate in low Earth orbit at an approximate altitude of 500km, providing IoT connectivity at a global scale and in near 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 positioned to partner with conventional telecommunication providers to ensure ubiquitous coverage.

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 & logistics, as well as orbit operations. We are delighted to partner with Sateliot to enable the reality of IoT anywhere”.

Jaume Sanpera, co founder & CEO of Sateliot, points out 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”.

For more information visit sateliot.space

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