What are nano-satellites and why do we need them? Nano satellites are between 1-10 kgs and are the fastest growing segments of the satellite industry. Their ease to build and lower operating and manufacturing costs are making them immensely popular for all kinds of services. Low cost, minimal power consumption and ease of use are key to the further development of IoT solutions for instance.
In 2016 Hiber was founded by a team of Dutch satellite experts and tech entrepreneurs, and the company has specifically launched their nano-satellites to provide Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity to remote, unconnected areas of the world. Hiber is pushing the boundaries and making life better for everyone. Hiber’s nano-satellite circles the globe and passes the North and South pole 16 times a day and any spot on the equator twice a day, thus offering the first worldwide Internet of Things network at low cost.
The service is already being used by over 20 ‘’tech for good’’ projects, like the Solar Voyager project, a solar powered vehicle that will be the first renewable energy vehicle to reach the South Pole. Another example concerns the work of Blik Sensing. Hiber and Blik Sensing make it possible to monitor groundwater levels anywhere on Earth from outer space.
Coen Janssen will explain the new wave of nano-satellites and show how these bring new services and resources to the earth’s most distant locations.