Internet of Things
With 81 miniature satellites in orbit, internet-of-things startup Swarm announced the start of its commercial data service.
Omnispace, a company developing a hybrid space and ground network to provide 5G and internet of things services, announced Feb. 2 it raised $60 million to fund the rollout of its system.
Swarm Technologies announced prices for its satellite communications products Sept. 29, including data services starting at $5 per device per month.
Kepler Communications announced a launch agreement Aug. 18 with Exolaunch of Germany for two cubesats scheduled for flight in September on a Russian Soyuz rideshare mission. Under the contract, Exolaunch will provide launch, mission management, integration and deployment services for Kepler’s two six-unit XL cubesats.
Skylo, a Silicon Valley satellite communications startup, announced a partnership Aug. 18 with Sony Semiconductor Israel, a company formerly known as Altair.
Kepler Communications is reviewing the architecture for its internet-of-things constellation in response to SpaceX’s plan to revise the architecture of its Starlink constellation.
Astrocast has raised an additional 9 million Swiss francs ($9.2 million) to help build and deploy a larger constellation of Internet of Things satellites than the Swiss startup previously envisioned.
Kepler Communications, a Canadian startup designing a telecommunications constellation, selected ÅAC Clyde, the company being formed by Sweden’s AAC Microtec and Scotland’s Clyde Space, to build TARS, a six-unit cubesat for machine-to-machine communications.
When it comes to connecting untold scores of low-power devices across broad expanses, French telecom startup Sigfox is one of the biggest influencers.