Paris, 9 March 2021. – The primary of 100: The satellite tv for pc 5G operator Sateliot prepares its first nanosatellite, along with Open Cosmos, for a launch on 20 March from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
It’s the this primary of as much as 100 satellites that can make up the Sateliot constellation which is deliberate to “lengthen the IoT reference to 5G protection globally and massively within the coming years”, the corporate stated.
The satellite tv for pc dubbed 3B5GSAT weighs no more than ten kilogram and has arrived from the Harwell expertise and innovation campus in the UK, the place it has been manufactured, to Kazakhstan, Sateliot stated. Open Cosmos has been answerable for the design and manufacture of the nanosatellite.
3B5GSAT will launch on a Soyuz 2.1A rocket, the corporate stated, and can share the journey with the mission’s major satellite tv for pc, the South Korean earth statement satellite tv for pc CAS500-1, in addition to with 30 different satellites.
With its first 5G satellite tv for pc in orbit, Sateliot desires to hold out area exams in an actual surroundings, offering helpful data for the evolution of its constellation, which is predicted to start out providing business service from 2022.