Omnispace, a mobile communications global hybrid network developer, yesterday signed a launch agreement with Exolaunch, the rideshare launch and deployment services provider for the New Space industry. Exolaunch will deliver two Thales Alenia Space-built satellites into orbit aboard SpaceX’s rideshare missions.
Exolaunch will provide launch, mission management, integration and deployment services for the two Omnispace satellites, targeted for launch in 2022. Omnispace is combining the global footprint of a non-geostationary orbit satellite constellation with a mobile wireless network in hopes of developing a seamless ‘one global network.’ The network will support 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) and 5G telecommunications standards with the satellite component operating in the S-band.
Omnispace LLC CEO, Ram Viswanathan, said his company aims to set new standards for global connectivity solutions for the internet of things (IoT), mobile satellite and mobile broadband markets.
“Omnispace is rethinking how communications networks operate. The launch of these satellites will enable the first phase of implementation towards delivering our world-class hybrid network, bringing the power of 5G from space to mobile networks, anywhere around the world,” said Ram Viswanathan, CEO, Omnispace LLC. “Exolaunch was chosen to launch these first next-generation satellites for its proven experience deploying systems into orbit and the flexibility they afford us in executing our program.”
“We are proud to be part of the team that will for the first time bring the power and reach of satellites to the mobile wireless industry,” said Jeanne Medvedeva, vice president, Launch Services, Exolaunch. “We support Omnispace in its commitment to deliver highly reliable mobile 5G connectivity solutions everywhere around the globe.”
The Omnispace network will be deployed in phases beginning in 2022. The global hybrid network will offer enterprise and government users reliable, scalable and affordable 5G connectivity solutions worldwide, according to the company.