Nadine Cranenburgh: South Australian startup takes the Internet of Things out of this world

With 1 million devices connected to their four-nanosatellite network, Fleet Space Technologies is gearing up to launch 10 more satellites by 2020 to meet the needs of its growing waiting list.

According to Fleet CEO and aerospace engineer Flavia Tata Nardini, the Adelaide-based company’s new initiative – dubbed Project Galaxy – has received an overwhelming response from Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) users around the world.
Recently launched at The Things Network Conference in Amsterdam, Project Galaxy attracted more than 3 million subscribers in the first few days.
The service costs US$2 per device per year, and provides 500 kB of satellite data each month. This is more than enough for devices to send and receive information several times a day, with additional capacity to enable forecasting, prediction and maintenance.

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