Astrocast in space

Launch Missions

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Astrocast is a leading global nanosatellite IoT company based in Switzerland. Working toward completing our 100 satellites constellation by 2024, we currently serve our customers globally with 10 nanosatellites and we plan to launch 10 more by the end of 2021.

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Astrocast Nanosatellites

Swiss state-of-the-art nanosatellites

  • Weight: 5kg
  • Dimensions: 10x10x34 cm
  • Number of mechanical parts: ~150
  • Number of electronic boards: ~25

In addition, our satellites have propulsion and deorbiting capabilities to avoid debris in space.

They take a little piece of everyone at Astrocast with them to orbit. Our team members have a designated spot near the solar panels for engraving, so that not only their hard work is imprinted in the satellites, but also a nice personal message. There’s a personal attachment to each satellite, that is why the team also gets to choose the names of the satellites via an internal voting process.

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Missions at a glance

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SpaceX Transporter-2 / Spaceflight SXRS-5

  • When? June 2021
  • Number of satellites launched: 5
  • Name of satellites: Actually not flying / Another one up there / Aletsch / All you need is love / AC/DC
  • Milestone: Satellite assembly in record time, reduced in half from the previous mission.

SpaceX Transporter-1 / Spaceflight SXRS-3

  • When? January 2021
  • Number of satellites launched: 5
  • Name of satellites: BipBip / BroSat / Bateries included / Best before 2025 / Been there, done that
  • Milestone: First commercial satellites are launched, Astrocast goes live!
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PSLV-C45

  • When? April 2019
  • Number of satellites launched: 1
  • Name of the satellite: Hawaii
  • Milestone: Technical improvement on M2M payload quickly implemented in only 2 months.

SpaceX SSO-A

  • When? December 2018
  • Number of satellites launched: 1
  • Name of the satellite: Kiwi
  • Milestone: Very first Astrocast satellite launched into space, Astrocast becomes a reality.
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Astrocast Space Segment

How do we get our satellites ready for space?

Nicolas Steiner, Head of Space Segment at Astrocast, explains what it takes to design and manufacture the satellites and what it means to launch them in space successfully.

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Astrocast Spaceflight Engineering & Operations

How do we monitor our satellites in space?

Lola Lopez, Head of Spaceflight Engineering and Operations at Astrocast, explains what it takes to communicate with our satellites successfully and what are the main challenges to operate a growing constellation.

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The humans behind the mission

71 members from 27 nationalities working towards a single mission

Building and operating the most advanced and sustainable satellite IoT network.

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Upcoming Events

IAC 2021 25-29 October, 2021 | Dubai
The International Astronautical Congress (IAC) is the world’s premier space event. Astrocast will be part of the Swiss Space Office representation, find us at booth H6-606.

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IAC 2021
25-29 October, 2021
Dubai

The International Astronautical Congress (IAC) is the world’s premier space event. Astrocast will be part of the Swiss Space Office representation, find us at booth H6-606.