Astrocast Signs Launch Agreement With D-Orbit
Astrocast and D-Orbit signed an agreement for the launch and deployment of ten Astrocast nanosatellites into Low Earth Orbit (LEO), through D-Orbit ‘s InOrbit Now Launch Service. The agreement calls for the Astrocast nanosatellites to be launched onboard an Arianespace Vega or Vega C vehicle from Kourou, French Guiana, in the first quarter of 2022.
This batch of nanosatellites will make up the Astrocast Internet of Things (IoT) Nanonsatellite Network’s equatorial plane. The Astrocast constellation will consist of eight orbital planes, each consisting of eight operational and two spare satellites. Astrocast’s constellation is expected to serve the maritime, oil and gas, mining, supply chain and logistics, automotive, and utilities sectors.
“We are honored to contribute to the expansion of Astrocast’s infrastructure in low inclination orbits” commented Renato Panesi, D-Orbit COO. “This contract expands previous agreements with Astrocast and strengthens the cooperation between the two companies. We feel honored by Astrocast’s renewed trust in our company and it’s a privilege for D-Orbit to contribute to such an important mission”.