Oxford, UK, 15th April 2023 – Lacuna Space, the pioneering direct-to-satellite LoRaWAN® company, are excited to announce the successful launch of Lacuna Space’s latest satellite provided by NanoAvionics and launched on Space-X Transporter-7 Rideshare mission. This new satellite expands the Lacuna Space constellation bringing low-cost connectivity to the most remote parts of the world.
Another Lacuna Space 2nd-Gen (LS2) gateway payload, developed with the support of UKSA, and hosted on NanoAvionics’ modular satellite platform, features Lacuna Space’s proven payload technology utilising LoRaWAN® wireless technology to provide long-range, low-power connectivity for IoT devices around the world. With this additional satellite, Lacuna Space will increase the coverage and capacity of the Lacuna Space IoT network, providing customers with more reliable and cost-effective IoT connectivity solutions.
The launch was performed on the Space-X Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Space Launch Complex in California at 7:48am BST on April 15th 2023. The complete launch sequence and LS2f satellite deployment (T+1:04:38) can be replayed at (www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_OEbfFvdeE). With the Falcon 9 first stage successfully landed for reuse nine previous times, Space-X launch services are an ideal match for Lacuna’s environmental and cost-sensitive objectives.
“We are pleased to have worked with NanoAvionics and Space-X on this exciting project” says Martin Pointer, Director of Space Segment at Lacuna Space, “we look forward to sharing more updates with you as the new satellite goes through commissioning and is brought into our operational infrastructure.“
With this seventh successful satellite launch, Lacuna’s global IoT service shall provide enhanced data collection and analytics, enabling transformative services for a variety of industries including agriculture, environmental monitoring, and logistics.
About Lacuna Space
Lacuna Space, a UK and Dutch entity, headquartered in Oxford UK, is recognised as the leader in scalable direct-to-satellite IoT solutions based on the open and interoperable LoRaWAN® standard. The Lacuna Network enables multiple constellations of Lacuna and third-party satellites to meld together, forming the most robust and field-proven IoT service for our customers. Operating a wholesale model, Lacuna empowers service providers and systems integrators to extend the limited coverage footprint of LoRaWAN® networks around the globe with ubiquitous low-power, low-cost connectivity.