Why is it so important to develop advanced, effective and fast nanosatellites?
Sending miniaturized satellites into orbit is one of the ways to democratize space, instruments that require shorter assembly times, a lower cost for transport in orbit and greater ductility than other solutions.
One of the most recent examples is the satellite sent into orbit by Sateliot, the first satellite telecom operator for global continuous IoT connectivity, merging satellite and terrestrial networks under 5G protocol. Sateliot’s goal is to put into orbit a constellation of satellites that are fully compatible with the 5G standard and the Internet-of-things. Our future will be characterized by intelligent objects, able to communicate with people and with each other. Already today we have a partial experience with the management of some remotely functions of the house or from household appliances capable of sending communications.
This is only the beginning of a path that will lead the world to connect cities, cars, buildings, so as to increase productivity by improving energy efficiency. But how to create a digital identity for all objects? 5G will play a leading role in extending the communication network. To cover even those isolated areas, it is necessary to use satellite technology. In this case, 3GPP, the global partnership that defines communication standards, has approved 5G-IoT scenario 4, a network of nanosatellites in low orbit will be able to provide this service.
In July, the first satellite of this series was launched with a Souyz rocket, now passed the commissioning phase with all the validation tests: from now on, experimentation with companies and institutions that have signed collaboration agreements can begin.
MIPRONS, a startup that is developing an electric micro-propulsion system through electrolysis, wants to offer an alternative solution for the future for all companies that design small and medium-sized satellites.