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Astrocast Optimizes Constellation for Service Quality and Reliability

Astrocast Nanosatellites. Credit: Astrocast

Ibadan, 22 February 2023. – Astrocast has announced the successful optimization of its satellite constellation with improved service quality and reliability. Following the launch of four satellites in November 2022, the company efficiently commissioned them and began computing and executing the necessary maneuvers to re-phase them with the correct angular separation to maximize service performance.

As a result of the maneuvers that the Company has computed and performed, Astrocast can now put the satellites into service by the end of February and will be in their final orbital slot by the end of May. Furthermore, Astrocast’s complete control of the constellation enables the company to enhance the service and increase the satellite lifetime with maximum propellant usage optimization.

Regarding this, Federico Belloni, CTO of Astrocast, commented, “the increased number of satellites in our constellation brings more redundancy for the Astrocast service, improving reliability, service passes per day, and average latency. In addition, the company’s in-house expertise ensures the successful operation of the constellation.”

According to the Company, successfully optimizing its satellite constellation demonstrates Astrocast’s satellite technology maturity, including fabrication, operation, and constellation design and maintenance. The company has complete control of its satellites in orbit, enabling it to optimize the service. In addition, Astrocast monitors and maneuvers its satellites, if necessary, to ensure no collision events occur due to its collaboration with OKAPI:Orbits.

The Company commits to maintaining its position as a leading nanosatellite IoT network operator and has invested significant resources as well as capital to ensure such. This successful optimization of its satellite constellation represents a significant step forward in achieving that goal.

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