DENVER, April 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Aurora Insight, a business analytics company for the wireless industry, announced its second satellite, named CHARLIE, has completed preliminary testing and has begun functional data collection to map the RF environment from space. Satellite Charlie was launched in January 2021 with SpaceX's Transporter-1, and it has drastically improved Aurora Insight's space capabilities, collecting 15 times more data than the company's first demo-satellite, which was launched in 2018.
Aurora Insight will also launch its third satellite--named "BRAVO"-- later this month aboard ArianeSpace's Vega, on the VV18 mission. In 2019, Aurora Insight contracted NanoAvionics, a leading nanosatellite bus manufacturer and mission integrator, to build and integrate both satellites.
With three satellites orbiting the Earth every 90 minutes and continuously measuring the RF environment, Aurora Insight will capture unprecedented information on RF spectrum and its utilization from a global perspective. The RF sensors characterize terrestrial network deployments from space, and indicate what frequencies and technologies are being used. These satellites are also equipped to measure mmWave, which is used for 5G deployments. Other signals that will be measured include 5G, 4G, LTE, CBRS, IoT, WiFi and more. Network operators, regulators, cable and telecom equipment companies value this data as competitive information for geographic network deployments.
Regarding satellite CHARLIE, Aurora Insight CEO Jennifer Alvarez said, "Receiving our first data set from Charlie is a huge step forward for our company, and for spectrum monitoring worldwide. With this new layer of global spectrum data from our satellites, we are well-equipped to provide the wireless industry with actionable insights for investment decisions and sustainable growth."
About Aurora Insight:
Aurora Insight is a business analytics company that provides the wireless industry with most accurate and actionable information available on spectrum and wireless networks. Harnessing the power of technical expertise and innovation, Aurora Insight's AI-driven solutions enable organizations to meet the current and future challenges of global connectivity
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