NSLComm is introducing a new satellite specially designed to serve the ongoing avalanche of IoT traffic. The company claims that its new fabric-like, foldable antenna will provide high-throughput communications for small satellites that they say is 100 times better than what is currently available to the marketplace. NSLComm’s approach is meant to provide bandwidth relief in a way that sets them apart from other IoT bandwidth providers. The article that follows describes more about the impending offering.
An Israeli space startup promises that its second satellite will offer a lot in a small package.
NSLComm’s newly announced NSLSat-2 will eventually form part of a network of nanosatellites meant to monitor assets from space in many industries, such as oil, shipping and agriculture. NSLSat-2 will launch within six months, joining another satellite called NSLSat-1 that flew to orbit in July.
Despite its small size, the new satellite has proprietary technology allowing the antenna to store up neatly during launch, saving on mass and volume requirements and thus reducing launch costs. And once it deploys in orbit, NSLSat-2 can monitor sensors embedded in shipping containers or on oil pipelines, creating a vast tracking network based on the Internet of Things.