Although we are used to having mobile coverage in practically any part of our city, when we go to more remote places we have the classic scene in which we do not find any type of coverage, thus making it impossible to send text messages.
And proposals like Starlink’s were born so that we can have an Internet connection anywhere in the world, and now there is a company based in Barcelona called Sateliot that is preparing to launch its first round of nanosatellites to Earth’s low Earth orbit.
The private company wants to create a huge fleet of nanosatellites in low-Earth orbit to provide enough coverage to send messages text from anywhere in the world, even if it is really remote.
It is more designed so that inhospitable places such as mountains or at sea have coverage to send this type of message, ideal for emergencies.
Sateliot’s first satellite called Groundbreaker will be the first of five missions to send the nanosatellites into low Earth orbit.
This first phase of operations will be followed next year where they plan to have 64 satellites in orbit, and by 2025 some 256 satellites.
This mission is scheduled to take off tomorrow, April 14, from the Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.
“We are the cell tower in space for mobile operators. These are small satellites, nanosatellites, that allow us to have coverage everywhere almost in real time in three years”, says the CEO of Sateliot, James Sanpera a CNET.
Sateliot satellites will allow text messaging for emergency situations
Before they can offer this type of technology to normal customers, they will first connect companies that require this type of connectivity, especially those belonging to the maritime and logistics industry sectors.
Thanks to these satellites, communication will be allowed with regions of the Earth, approximately three times the size of Texas, so to offer this global coverage they have to deploy approximately 250 satellites.
While Starlink provides high-speed Internet, Sateliot’s satellites will enable text messaging for emergency situations.