LoRa-based Devices Connect to Satellite Gateways Using the LoRaWAN Protocol

Leading providers of low-cost, reliable global connections for sensors and mobile equipment, Lacuna Space, has successfully concluded its first phase of testing to provide complete global coverage for LoRa devices, anywhere in the world, no matter how remote.

Lacuna Space is at the forefront of satellite IoT connectivity, with low-cost and high-scalability as its fundamental tenets in its system design. For the last two years, the company has been collaborating with Semtech to extend LoRa connectivity to enable direct communication from LoRa-based devices to satellite gateways utilizing 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. Its LoRa-based Space Gateway was hosted on a 6U cubesat satellite provided by Nano Avionics, and according to Lacuna, 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.

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