NanoAvionics, Lacuna Space Sign 2nd Contract
NanoAvionics U.K. and Lacuna Space, both based at Harwell Campus Space Cluster, signed a second contract to integrate the Lacuna Space LoRa-based Space Gateway into NanoAvionics’ M6P nanosatellite bus, which will be launched in Q4 2019 via a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). The two companies successfully collaborated on the Lacuna Space technology demonstration mission launched in April 2019.
This new agreement will add a M6P-based satellite to join Lacuna Space’s Internet of Things (IoT) satellite constellation aimed at optimizing the performance of the payloads and then demonstrating the system in tests with users in many locations around the world, to validate the performance of the pilot service. This will be the fourth Lacuna Space’s satellite launched this year with Lacuna Space LoRa IoT Gateway.
“Satellites in the Lacuna Network will receive data directly from inexpensive battery-powered LoRa IoT devices, even in the most remote parts of the world,” Lacuna Space chief executive officer Rob Spurret said. “Following the successful progress of our demonstration mission earlier this year, we are happy to be working with NanoAvionics in the further deployment of our constellation, thanks to support from ESA, UK Space Agency and our partner Semtech Corporation.”