Swarm Technologies

Summary

Swarm Technologies, Inc.
TypePrivate
IndustryTelecommunications
Founded2016
FoundersDr. Sara Spangelo (CEO)
Dr. Ben Longmier [1]
HeadquartersPalo Alto, California
United States
Websitehttp://www.swarm.space/

Swarm Technologies, Inc. is a private company building a low Earth orbit satellite constellation for Internet Of Things (IOT) communications. An early investor was Craft Ventures.

They have an Federal Communications Commission (FCC) licence for low bandwidth communications satellites in low Earth orbit.[2]

As of December 2020, they had launched 9 test satellites and 36 of a planned 150 low Earth orbit satellites to provide communication with IOT devices.[3]

Satellite constellation

SpaceBee launches
Flight No. Mission COSPAR ID Date and time (UTC) Launch site Launch vehicle Orbit altitude Inclination Number
deployed
Deorbited Outcome
1 SpaceBEE 1-4 2018-004 12 January 2018, 03:59:00 [5] Satish Dhawan Space Centre, FLP PSLV-XL, (PSLV-C40) 520 km (320 mi) 97.6° 4 Success
Four experimental satellites SpaceBEE, built to the 0.25U CubeSat are to demonstrate two-way satellite communications and data relay for Swarm Technologies Inc.[5]
2 SpaceBEE 5-7 2018-099 3 December 2018, 18:34:05 [6] Vandenberg, SLC-4E Falcon 9 B5, B1046.3 580 km (360 mi) 97.8° 3 Success
Three experimental satellites SpaceBEE.[5]
3 SpaceBEE 8-9 2019-037 29 June 2019, 04:30:00 [7] Mahia, LC-1A Electron 460 km (290 mi) 45.0° 2 Success
Two experimental satellites SpaceBEE.[5]
4 SpaceBEE 10-21 2020-061 3 September 2020, 01:51:10 [8] Kourou, ELV Vega 535 km (332 mi) 97.5° 12 Success
Twelve commercial satellites SpaceBEE.[5]
5 SpaceBEE 22-39
SpaceBEE NZ-1 to -6
2020-085 20 November 2020, 02:20:01 [9] Mahia, LC-1A Electron 520 km (320 mi) 97.4° 24 Success
Eighteen commercial satellites SpaceBEE and 6 commercial satellites SpaceBEE NZ-1 to NZ-6.[5]
6 SpaceBEE 40-75 2021-006 24 January 2021, 15:00:00 CCSFS, SLC-40 Falcon 9 36 Success
Thirty six commercial satellites SpaceBEE.[5]
7 SpaceBEE 76-87 2021-015 28 February 2021, 04:53:00 SDSC, FLP PSLV-DL 12 Success
Twelve commercial satellites SpaceBEE.[10]

SpaceBEE 1 to 4 (4 experimental satellites) were test models were launched on 12 January 2018 on a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-XL) launch vehicle.[11]

SpaceBEE 5 to 7 (3 experimental satellites) were test models were launched on 3 December 2018 by a Falcon 9.[12]

SpaceBEE 8 and 9 (2 experimental satellites) were test models were launched on 29 June 2019 by an Electron KS.[12]

SpaceBEE 10 to 21 (12 commercial satellites) were launched by Vega launch vehicle on 3 September 2020 (UTC).[4]

SpaceBEE 22 to 39 (18 commercial satellites) and SpaceBEENZ (SpaceBEE New Zealand) 1 to 6 (6 commercial satellites) were launched by Electron KS on 20 November 2020.[4]

SpaceBEE 40 to 75 (36 commercial satellites) were launched on SpaceX's Transporter-1 rideshare mission on 24 January 2021 by a Falcon 9 Block 5.[4]

SpaceBEE 76 to 87 (12 commercial satellites) were launched on PSLV-C51 rideshare mission on 28 February 2021 by a PSLV-DL.[10]

References

  1. ^ Swarm Crunchbase. Retrieved 04/10/2020
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Swarm launches first 12 commercial satellites". Swarm Technologies. 10 September 2020. Retrieved 22 January 2021.
  4. ^ a b c d Gunter space page SpaceBEE 10to180
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "Display: SpaceBEE-1 NSSDCA ID: SPACEBEE1 COSPAR ID: 2018-004AH". NASA. 14 May 2020. Retrieved 23 January 2021. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  6. ^ "Display: SpaceBEE-5 COSPAR ID: 2018-099BM". NASA. 14 May 2020. Retrieved 23 January 2021. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  7. ^ "Display: SpaceBEE-8". NASA. 14 May 2020. Retrieved 25 January 2021. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  8. ^ "SpaceBEE-10 2020-061AK 46305". Jonathan's Launch Log. Retrieved 25 January 2021.
  9. ^ "SpaceBEE-22 2020-085AA 46953". Jonathan's Launch Log. Retrieved 25 January 2021.
  10. ^ a b Chaturvedi, Amit (28 February 2021). "PSLV lifts off with Amazonia-1, 18 other satellites; ISRO says launch successful". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 28 February 2021.
  11. ^ Gunter space page SpaceBEE 1, 2, 3, 4
  12. ^ a b Gunter space page SpaceBEE 5 to 9

External links

  • Swarm Company website