Vector to Setup Hiber's Nanosatellites for Global IoT connectivity

Vector to Setup Hiber's Nanosatellites for Global IoT connectivity

Vector to launch Hiber's Nanosatellites for Global IoT connectivity

Vector is addressing the US $300 Billion space market and trying to connect space startups with affordable and reliable space access. Vector has dedicated low-cost satellites launchers, Vector-R (Rapid) and the Vector-H (Heavy) launchers and software-defined satellites (GalacticSky) to dramatically increase access and speed to orbit. The Vector-R addresses 60 kg payload into orbit while Vector-H addresses 290 kg payload into orbit and is a block upgrade to the Vector-R.

Hiber is planning to utilize the Vector's Vector-R dedicated small satellite launch system to deploy its nanosatellite to achieve its goal to deliver global connectivity for sensor and Internet of Things (IoT) at an affordable cost. Victor will help launch Hiber's two nanosatellites later this year from the Pacific Spaceport Complex, Alaska in Kodiak.

Founded in 2016, Hiber is a Dutch company and already has two nanosatellites in the orbit to achieve its vision of launching Hiberband to deliver Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity to the 90% of the globe currently lacking a network. Claimed to be the first organization to be providing a fully global IoT-connectivity network, Hiber already has 25 customers, including the British Antarctic Survey, which is using the network to transmit data from remote measurement stations currently lacking satellite communications.

Executive Opinion:

Chief Revenue Officer at Vector, Robert R. Cleave, said, "There are many risk factors that inherently come with launching satellites, but Vector's dedicated launch model significantly reduces that risk for satellite operators. Vector is thrilled to have Hiber as one of our first payload customers. We are honored to be selected to launch this important mission."

Chief Technology Officer at Hiber, Maarten Engelen, said, "Vector is an important partner who will help us achieve our goals. They offer the type of product and the size of payload we need to achieve orbit. As a start-up in the booming NewSpace industry, it is important for us to work with a company like Vector who clearly has the background and expertise to help us continue to successfully launch our satellites. Vector has worked closely with our team to ensure our confidence, and we look forward to working with the team on the launch of our third nanosatellite and on missions to come."

According to the announcement, Vector is ramping up testing of critical elements of the Vector-R launch vehicle for its inaugural orbital launch in 2019.


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