NanoAvionics gets ESA, EU funds to test intersatellite-link enabled IoT/M2M constellation

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — A consortium led by cubesat mission integrator NanoAvionics and including satellite ground network operator Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSat) and Antwerp Space has won a 10-million-euro ($11.2 million) European Commission grant to build 2-3 satellites to test a global IoT/M2M constellation for third-party service operators.

The NanoAvionics business is to offer to IoT operators a satellite infrastructure that would host payloads for several networks, a “constellation as a service” model that reflects a recent smallsat industry trend toward separating . . .

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