Astrocast is a Swiss satellite communications company based in Lausanne. It aims to establish a global satellite network for IoT applications.

Astrocast was founded in 2014[1] by EPFL alumni, and employed 70 people in 2021.[2] It launched its first five satellites in December 2018 aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket,[3] and another five in June 2021.[4] It aims to operate a full network of 100 satellites by 2024.[2] Astrocast's nanosatellites are CubeSats, cubes 10 cm (3.9 in) large.[3]

External links

  • Official website


  1. ^ "Astrocast SA". Company register of the canton of Vaud. Retrieved 2021-07-04.
  2. ^ a b Grundlehner, Werner (24 June 2021). "Ein Schweizer Raumfahrtunternehmen fliegt an die Börse". NZZ.
  3. ^ a b Malewar, Amit (2018-12-04). "Astrocast successfully launches its first satellite". Tech Explorist. Retrieved 2021-07-04.
  4. ^ "SpaceX launches Transporter-2 Falcon 9 rideshare mission". SpaceFlight Insider. 2021-06-30. Retrieved 2021-07-04.