Affordable Satellite IoT Network

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We have developed a cutting-edge, low-cost CubeSat designed specifically for Internet of Things (IoT) communication. This miniaturized satellite embodies a revolutionary approach in the field of space technology, merging affordability with high functionality and reliability. It has been already launched and proved into space. With a form factor of just half a unit (0.5U) in the CubeSat standard, it showcases an impressive feat of engineering, making space technology more accessible and cost-effective for a wide range of applications, from environmental monitoring to global communication networks.

Despite its limited mass and volume, it has a 3-axis Attitude Determination and Control System (ADCS). This system ensures the CubeSat can maintain its orientation and stability in orbit, a crucial aspect for maximizing the efficiency of its communications equipment and solar cells.

Solar cells on this CubeSat have an efficiency rate of 30%. This high efficiency ensures that even with its limited surface area, the CubeSat can generate sufficient power to sustain its operations and keep its communications systems running. The energy is stored in a robust lithium-ion battery, providing a reliable power source that supports the satellite's functions during periods of eclipse or when maximum power output is required.

It has a state-of-the-art UHF communication system with a RHCP (Right-Hand Circular Polarization) dipole antenna.

The integration of these advanced technologies into a 0.5U CubeSat platform makes this product an exemplary solution for a wide array of IoT applications, from environmental monitoring to asset tracking, water monitoring, agritech and beyond. Its low-cost nature, combined with its proven capabilities and innovative features, positions it as a key enabler for both commercial enterprises and research institutions looking to leverage the vast potential of IoT technology without the prohibitive expenses traditionally associated with space missions.

The focus on IoT communication signifies a strategic alignment with the burgeoning demand for global connectivity. As IoT devices proliferate across various sectors—ranging from agriculture to urban infrastructure and beyond—the need for a scalable, reliable, and cost-effective communication framework becomes ever more critical. This CubeSat offers a solution to this challenge, providing a space-based platform that can support the vast data transmission requirements of IoT systems, enabling devices to connect even in the most remote or inaccessible parts of the planet.

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  • ABOUT THE ENTRANT

  • Name:
    Alejandro Cordero
  • Type of entry:
    team
    Team members:
    • Alejandro Cordero
    • Ignacio Pintos
    • Elyka Abello
  • Patent status:
    none