Claire Swedberg: Internet of Things Goes to Space with Small Satellite Sensors

26/10/2021 - 08:39

Rocket Lab will launch 25 satellites in 2023 to enable Kinéis to capture transmissions from small satellite sensors where terrestrial IoT technology cannot always reach, in order to track feral cattle, fishing boats and shipping containers.

Oct 25, 2021Satellite constellations for Internet of Things (IoT) deployments are growing. The latest plan to extend IoT connectivity beyond standard terrestrial systems involves a series of launches slated to begin during the second quarter of 2023.  Rocket Lab plans to launch 25  Kinéis satellites in New Zealand between April and December. The goal is for these small low-orbital satellites to provide real-time geospatial intelligence and global monitoring services.