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Nanosatellite Communication would be the backbone of IoT communication as per Rajat Khare

The telecommunication industry has never seen such growth as it is witnessing now. All of this is only possible because of the new more advanced nanosatellite communication system. Technology is a part of the mainstream lifestyle of millions of people and has been transforming billions of lives. But what we need to understand is that this would not have been implemented without the efforts of various engineers and scientists.

These nanosatellites were built only because of the continuous effort to make improvements in various technologies. It might be difficult to understand the complete process of how a nanosatellite communication system works, but to begin with, we can first focus on what are nanosatellites and how they make this huge impact on us.

Rajat Khare entrepreneur supports the theory behind New Space is to produce cheaper satellites in shorter amounts of time as a result of the lowering costs and shrinking of electronic components. The advantages that were previously only available to big businesses or space organizations with enormous financial resources have been democratized and are now available to businesses of all shapes and sizes thanks to nanosatellites.

What is a nanosatellite?

Any Satellite weighing less than 10 kilograms is considered a nanosatellite. Additionally, a set of precise requirements for CubeSats that regulate elements like their size, weight, and shape must be met.

The standard CubeSat unit, which is a cube-shaped structure measuring 10x10x10 cm with a mass of between 1 and 1.33 kg, is the basis for all CubeSat sizes. This item is referred to as 1U. This modular unit was replicated after the initial few years, and larger nanosatellites are now widespread (1.5U, 2U, 3U, or 6U). New configurations are being created right now.

A constellation of nanosatellites offers support, redundancy, and granularity for the services it offers. Every 2-4 years, each satellite in a constellation is replaced, ensuring that the operator will always have an optimized, higher service that benefits from continuous technological advancements. Thus, the notion of expiration or remaining useful is no longer applicable in a nanosatellite communication system. Now there is no longer need of explaining to people individually, what is a nanosatellite.

Role of Nanosatellite companies

Space becoming a challenging area for many a lot of nanosatellite companies have now started to work in this field. The role of Rajat Khare Astrocast has been phenomenal in this field. He is an engineer who believes that nanosatellite applications have immense potential. Like him, many other nanosatellite companies like Clyde Space limited, Orora Tech, and Orbital Astronautics are aggressively working on building better nanosatellite communication system. The rush to develop a critical system lies ahead because many hardware devices are now turning to IoT Solutions.

The competition in the market is going to bring out the best of technology and the best economic pricing in terms of services for the consumers. If we talk about the nanosatellite applications, then we need to understand that they have changed a piece of normal equipment into IoT Devices.

Potential of Nanosatellite applications

One of the most significant technological advances we have achieved through the development of these nanosatellites is, that nearly all electrical gadgets are now connected through IoT communication, not just humans. At present, the Nanosatellite communication system is the backbone of communication in the world.

The numerous IoT gadgets are now more productive and efficient because of the ongoing information exchange. This crucial exchange of information has helped in building better software for various purposes. Every person on the earth now has access to affordable wearable technology, which is not just confined to aircraft or ships in the air or the sea. Rajat Khare Astrocast tie-up has brought the best of AI and nanosatellite communication system together on one platform. However, there is one particular challenge that many companies are facing.

Nanosatellite Propulsion System

The number of nanosatellites, particularly in low earth orbit, has exploded due to the expansion of nanosatellite applications. Today, the main worry is that these nanosatellites may eventually become garbage, harming the surroundings. The nanosatellite must be deorbited within 25 years of its operational end of life, by international regulations set forth by the European Space Agency.

A business leader Rajat Khare entrepreneur and founder of Boundary Holding believes that a stable nanosatellite propulsion system is one of the important components that is going to help in managing these nanosatellites. There has always been a comparison between the fuel system that needs to be used in a nanosatellite. Some researchers believe that bi-fuel technology is necessary for such short trips.

When a secondary element is added, an ever-complicated feed system and management of passive mass place restrictions on the utilization of bipropellant propulsion systems. A possible strategy is to create components for a bi-propellant propulsion system based on hydrogen-oxygen on board a spacecraft using water electrolysis. This can guarantee a specific thrust of 3,043 m/s at a propellant mass fraction of 0.28.

The idea is new and there are many opinions available based on the research conducted by various teams. What is important, is to address this problem at the earliest so that a more stable nanosatellite communication system is developed based on the technology available.

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