Credit: Astrocast

Founded in 2014, Astrocast is a leading global nanosatellite IoT network operator that offers a Cost-effective, Bidirectional and Comprehensive Satellite IoT Service to tackle global connectivity challenges in remote areas for industries such as Maritime, Agriculture & Livestock, Environmental & Utilities, Land Transport, Mining, Oil & Gas, and other IoT industrial applications. The Astrocast network enables companies to monitor, track, and communicate with remote assets from anywhere in the world, and is the only New Space IoT LEO network with commercial access to L-band through a strategic alliance with Thuraya. In partnership with Airbus, CEA/LETI and ESA, Astrocast developed the Astronode S, an ultra-low power and miniaturised module compatible with inexpensive L-band patch antennas. Astrocast is a public company listed on Euronext Growth Oslo. Working towards deploying our full constellation by 2025, the Astrocast Satellite IoT Service offers a Cost-effective, Bidirectional, and Comprehensive service to tackle global IoT connectivity challenges in remote areas of the world. The 100-nanosatellite constellation spanning the globe and allowing for low latency transmission. In addition, the satellites are equipped with propulsion and deorbiting, allowing greater control of the entire network and the ability to avoid unlikely collisions with space debris.

Astrocast satellites info

Nation: Switzerland
Company/operator: Astrocast SA
Platform/configuration: 3U CubeSat
Mass: 5 kg
Dimensions: 10 x 10 x 37 cm
Orbit: 515 km x 535 km
Inclination: 97,4 degrees (polar orbit)
  • L-band communications
Purpose: Communications/IoT/machine-to-machine services
Launch vehicles:
  • Falcon 9
  • PSLV



Astrocast satellites launch overview

Flight no. Date launch Rocket Launch base Orbit Satellites launched Patch Mission succes?
1 03/12/2018

Vandenberg Air Force Base (USA) 575 km Astrocast 0.1 (Kiwi) Astrocast


2 01/04/2019 PSLV Satish Dhawan Space Centre (India) 500 km Astrocast 0.2 (Hawaii) Astrocast


3 24/01/2021

Cape Canaveral (USA) 575 km 5 x Astrocast (0101, 0102, 0103, 0104, 0105) Astrocast


4 30/06/2021

Cape Canaveral (USA) 575 km 5 x Astrocast (0201, 0202, 0203, 0204, 0205) Astrocast


5 26/11/2022 PSLV Satish Dhawan Space Centre (India) 500 km 4 x Astrocast (0301, 0302, 0303, 0304) Astrocast


6 03/01/2023

Cape Canaveral (USA) 575 km 4 x Astrocast (0401, 0402, 0403, 0404) Astrocast


Astrocast network


Images: Astrocast

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This article was published by FutureSpaceFlight founder and chief editor Kris Christiaens. Kris Christiaens has been passionate and fascinated by spaceflight and space exploration all his life and has written hundreds of articles on space projects, the commercial space industry and space missions over the past 20 years for magazines, books and websites. In late 2021, he founded the website FutureSpaceFlight with the goal of promoting new space companies and commercial space projects and compiling news of these start-ups and companies on one website.