NanoAvionics to launch four satellites in upcoming missing to create world’s largest 5G Narrowband-IoT constellation

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

March 7, 2024

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Nanosatellite developer NanoAvionics has announced that four of its satellites have been successfully launched into orbit as part of a SpaceX Transporter-10 mission.

The satellites were launched aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, as part of a rideshare mission. 

NanoAvionics’ satellites weredeployed for projects with customers OQ Technology, the world's first global satellite 5G IoT operator, Spanish Earth observation (EO) company Satlantis and South Korea’s Contec, a ground station operator and service provider.

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Satellites developed for OQ Technology will join its 5G Narrowband-IoT constellation, which OQ said is the world’s first and largest constellation of its kind. With the addition of NanoAvionics’ satellites, the constellation will be expanded to 10 satellites.

NanoAvionics’ satellite for Satlantis will be used to provide high-resolution data for EO applications including infrastructure monitoring, methane gas emissions quantification, food security and coastal and border awareness.

Finally, NanoAvionics’ Contec satellite will provide data connectivity for maritime environments, city management and agriculture applications.

“NanoAvionics has successfully launched more nanosatellites in the past five years than any other external manufacturer in the world,” said Žilvinas Kvedaravičius, NanoAvionics’ CEO. 

Related:SpaceX Launches 22 Satellites for Starlink Mission

“Our continued record of successfully building and launching nano- and microsatellites for individual missions as well as constellations is testimony to our position as the one of the prime smallsat manufacturers and mission operators in the U.S. and Europe.”

About the Author(s)

Scarlett Evans

Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.

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