Satellite company Anuvu has announced plans to launch its new Anuvu Constellation in partnership with satellite manufacturer Astranis, to provide connectivity services to aviation and maritime customers.
Anuvu and Silicon Valley-based Astranis are targeting launch for the first two MicroGEO High Throughput Satellites (HTS) in early 2023, with six more to follow.
At one metre cubed and under 400kg, Astranis satellites can be built in a matter of months. Both satellites planned for 2023 are expected to provide service to aviation and maritime customers in North America and the Caribbean.
The new constellation will be integrated with Anuvu’s existing hybrid satellite network, which currently includes capacity on over 50 third-party satellites.
“We aim to expand our connectivity network in a way that is scalable and agile for our mobility customers,” said Josh Marks, CEO, Anuvu.
“Astranis and its MicroGEO satellites will offer Anuvu customers freedom from decades-long contracts or outdated legacy systems. Most significantly, they are quick to market, have a mission life of seven to ten years, and can be controlled and updated from the ground, enabling our mobility clients to pivot their business model as new technology is introduced.”
“The Anuvu Constellation continues the expansion of our layered capacity model and lays the groundwork for a global hybrid network that will include GEO, LEO, and MicroGEO capacity. The satellite world needs to move faster, and our fully managed, vertically integrated and rapidly scalable solution gives our clients the connectivity they need today and in the years to come.”