Omnispace 1 [Omnispace]
Omnispace is a planned mobile communications global hybrid network based on 3GPP standards.
Thales Alenia Space was contracted in 2020 to design and build an initial set of two satellites for operation in non-geostationary orbit (NGSO). These initial satellites will support 3GPP-defined (the 3rd Generation Partnership Project telecommunications specifications that unite standard development organizations) Narrow-Band IoT (Internet of Things) radio interface and will serve to advance the development and implementation of Omnispaceís global hybrid network. This announcement marks a key milestone as Omnispace initiates the development of its new generation NGSO satellite constellation which will operate in the S-band.
The satellites' busses are to use platforms built by Nanoavionics with the S-band communications payload built by TAS in conjunction with Syrlinks.
The development of this initial set of satellites will begin immediately and they are scheduled for launch in 2022. Omnispace and Thales Alenia Space, along-side other industry stakeholders, will contribute to the development of the 3GPP NTN friendly standard for global implementation.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Contractors:||Thales Alenia Space (payload, prime); Nanoavionics (bus)|
|Power:||Solar arrays, batteries|
|Spark 1 (Omnispace LEO-1, Omni L1)||2022-033A||01.04.2022||CC SLC-40||Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5)||with with EnMAP, —uSat 23, ..., 27, GNOMES 3, Hawk 4A, 4B, 4C, Lynk 05, ION-SCV 005, KSF 2A, ..., 2D, PlantSat, SUCHAI 2, SUCHAI 3, MP42, ARCSAT, Spark 1, Pixxel-TD 2, BRO 7, AlfaCrux, BDSAT, SpaceBEE 128, ..., 139|
|Spark 2 (Omnispace LEO-2)||2022-057AR||25.05.2022||CC SLC-40||Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5)||with Umbra 03, ICEYE X17, ..., X20, X24, —uSat 28, ..., 31, GHGSat C3, C4, C5, Hawk 5A, 5B, 5C, CICERO-2 1, 2, Sherpa-AC 1, ION-SCV 006, Guardian 1, SBUDNIC, Vigoride 3, SelfieSat, FossaSat 2E7, ..., 2E13, Veery FS-1, Urdaneta-Armsat 1, Spark 2, AMS, CNCE 4, 5, Platform 1, BroncoSat 1, Foresail 1, Planetum 1, SPiN 1, Connecta T1.1, Centauri 5, Lemur-2 152, Lemur-2 153, ..., 156, VariSat 1C, PTD 3, CPOD A, B, OMD 1|