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Demonstrator Satellite for KINEIS IoT Constellation is Operational

21 Jul 2020, 15:09 UTC
Demonstrator Satellite for KINEIS IoT Constellation is Operational
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PARIS (CNES PR) — ANGELS, put into orbit on December 18, 2019 and equipped with new flight software, has kept its promises: the ANGELS platform now fully performs the missions for which it was designed by HEMERIA in collaboration with CNES.

In-flight testing of the ARGOS-Néo payload developed by Thales and Syrlinks is continuing nominally and will allow the operational use of this new mission on board ANGELS to be declared, which will thus complete the ARGOS system.

The HEMERIA, KINEIS and CNES teams can already make the most of this in-orbit demonstrator to prepare for the development of the KINEIS IOT constellation, which will be made up of 25 nanosatellites.

Developing and commissioning a new satellite in less than 24 months was a challenge. This was possible thanks to a completely new mode of cooperation between CNES and HEMERIA within the framework of its nano-satellite sector, of which ANGELS was the first example. Co-investment, knowledge transfer and agile management have thus made it possible to achieve very ambitious objectives at a reduced cost.

Caroline LAURENT, Director of Orbital Systems at CNES, declares: “ANGELS, it is a very beautiful partnership which marks the entry ...

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