Fri. Sep 29th, 2023
WISeKey and PLD Space Partner to Launch Next-Generation Ultra Secure Satellites

WISeKey International Holding Ltd. has announced a strategic partnership with PLD Space, a European rocket company, to launch the next generation of ultra-secure satellites. WISeSat.Space, a Swiss satellite technology platform, has already placed 17 WISeSat-ready satellites in orbit and will work with PLD Space to revolutionize the launch of these satellites for Quantum-Ready Internet of Things (IoT) communications.

The partnership aims to integrate the VaultIC408 secure element into each network endpoint, ensuring premium security levels throughout the IoT ecosystem. The goal is to provide cost-effective and accessible solutions, making dedicated satellites affordable for businesses of all sizes.

The current constellation of WISeSat-ready satellites, launched into orbit with SpaceX, delivers real-time IoT connectivity on a global scale, offering a data latency of just 10 hours. The collaboration between SEALSQ and WISeSat will incorporate groundbreaking post-quantum solutions, ensuring data security in the quantum age.

This partnership is a significant milestone for European Space, as PLD Space’s MIURA 1 suborbital launcher is the only rocket ready for launch in Europe. The upcoming launch of MIURA 1 will make PLD Space the first European company to launch a private rocket with recovery and reusability capabilities. Spain will also become the tenth country in the world to have direct access to space.

PLD Space is currently finalizing launch windows with the National Institute for Aerospace Technology (INTA), and the exact launch date is yet to be confirmed.

This partnership demonstrates the commitment of both companies to developing innovative solutions for the challenges of the digital world. It represents a significant step toward creating secure and reliable quantum-ready IoT systems with global connectivity.

PLD Space will announce the launch countdown after the INTA flight review and will broadcast the launch live on its official YouTube account, website, and social networks.

About WISeKey:
WISeKey is a leading global cybersecurity company, deploying large-scale digital identity ecosystems using Blockchain, AI, and IoT. Its microprocessors secure the pervasive computing shaping today’s Internet of Everything.

About PLD Space:
PLD Space is a European company that designs, develops, manufactures, and operates reusable launchers for satellites. It aims to increase European access to space and has the first private rocket in Europe.

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