Lacuna Space announces the conclusion of its first phase of testing, in its mission to provide global coverage for LoRa Technology, no matter how remote. 

Lacuna Space is at the forefront of satellite IoT connectivity, with low-cost and high-scalability being the fundamental tenets in its system design. Over the course of the last two years, Lacuna has been collaborating with Semtech Corporation, developing satellite gateways and working with the company to evolve LoRa Technology, utilising the LoRaWAN protocol.  

Thomas Telkamp, CTO, Lacuna Space, said: “We have test systems deployed around the world, and we have shown that we are able to communicate effectively from anywhere, no matter how remote, to our LoRa-based Space Gateway.“

Nicolas Sornin, CTO, Semtech said: “Lacuna expanding the LoRaWAN-based network coverage to the most remote regions is an incredible technical achievement. More users will develop LoRa-based applications that need long range, low power and flexible capabilities.”

A further three satellites are set for launch in Q3 and Q4 of this year, to complete Lacuna’s initial demonstration constellation. Rob Spurrett, CEO, said: “We are eager to get these next satellites launched, so that we can increase the performance of the whole system, including the fine tuning of our novel adaptive radio approach, which enables us to detect tiny signals directly from battery powered sensors in remote locations.” 

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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