Sateliot has launched the first satellite in a new LEO constellation designed to provide a big coverage boost for terrestrial 5G Internet of Things applications. The Barcelona-based company announced the launch of its Groundbreaker satellite via a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from California late last week, after a few false-starts. The satellite is the first in a constellation of 250, the first 64 of which are scheduled to be in orbit in the next 18 months.
The aim of the project is essentially to merge satellite and terrestrial cellular-based connectivity to improve IoT coverage. Read more here