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Astrocast Optimizes its IoT Satellite Constellation With 4 New Satellites 

By Rachel Jewett | February 17, 2023

Astrocast’s spacecraft operations center in Switzerland. Photo: Astrocast

IoT network operator Astrocast completed an optimization of its satellite constellation for improved service and reliability, the operator announced Feb. 16. 

Following the launch of a batch of four new satellites in November 2022, Astrocast reported that it commissioned and maneuvered them in a record time. The satellites will enter service starting at the end of February and will be in their final orbital slot by the end of May. The company has complete control of the constellation which allows it to enhance service and optimize propellant use. 

“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.” commented Federico Belloni, CTO of Astrocast. 

Astrocast operates a constellation of nanosatellites for a bi-directional, global IoT network. The Astrocast network enables companies to monitor, track, and communicate with remote assets from anywhere in the world.