Lacuna Space achieves major milestone for LoRa in Space

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Lacuna Space has announced a successful conclusion of the first phase of testing in mission to provide complete global coverage for LoRa devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology) to anywhere in the world.

Lacuna Space is at the forefront of satellite IoT connectivity, with low-cost and high-scalability as its fundamental tenets in its system design. Over the course of the last two years, Lacuna has been collaborating with Semtech to extend LoRa Technology connectivity to the whole world. Lacuna Space has been developing satellite gateways and working with Semtech to evolve LoRa Technology to enable direct communication from LoRa-based devices to satellite gateways utilising the LoRaWAN protocol.

Lacuna’s first satellite launch of the year was on 1st April 2019 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in India, where it shared a ride to Low Earth Orbit with EMISAT and 27 other satellites. Lacuna’s LoRa-based Space Gateway was hosted on a 6U cubesat satellite provided by Nano Avionics, and Lacuna has said the satellite and the Space Gateway out-performed expectations during the initial commissioning phase.

A further three satellites are set for launch in Q3 and Q4 of this year to complete Lacuna’s initial demonstration constellation.

Lacuna is aiming to be ready to perform more extensive demonstrations with a select group of potential users towards the end of the year thanks to part funding and support from the European Space Agency and UK Space Agency.