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The intrinsic fear of losing connection with objects launched into space has been with agencies and companies since the space race was launched in 1957. Thanks to advances in space technology, especially with the revolution of New Space, communications for a satellite mission have taken giant steps towards full development.
One thing is clear. If you are going to put a small satellite into orbit, you need an on-board computer (OBC). In the same way that you can't drive a car without an engine, an OBC is a must for any CubeSat mission.
The advent of New Space and small satellites has facilitated access to space for all sectors. The tracking of ships and the communications of the naval sector are one of the areas where the use of CubeSats constellations may have the greatest impact in the near future
VDES services are set to transform maritime satellite communications. In the maritime sector, there is major interest in making the connection between ships and ports as seamless as possible.
If you intend to enter the New Space age to offer space IoT services with the help of small satellites, the last thing you want to read is probably an explanation of what IoT (Internet of Things) is, what M2M (Machine to Machine) communications are, or how many millions of connected devices there will be worldwide in 2030.