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Marathon: Roscosmos to venture into IoT with launch of new satellite

Russia's state space corporation (Roscosmos) has planned to venture into Internet of things (IoT) with launch of new satellite system named 'Marathon'.
Marathon: Roscosmos to venture into IoT with launch of new satellite system
  • The new satellite system will be part of Russia's Sphere satellite constellation, which will be fully established by 2026.
  • The number of satellites in Marathon system are not revealed yet. 
  • The federation's GLONASS navigation, a satellite communication system and data relay satellite set-up will be other equipment in the constellation.

Interesting to know:

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved Sphere constellation project, which involves the construction and deployment of 640 satellites.
  • There are several segments of the satellite communication.
  • USA's Iridium has been long operating successfully on voice satellite communications market.
  • OneWeb and Starlink dominate the broadband Internet segment.
  • IoT is the third segment of the satellite communication.
  • Work in this segment will be successful if services are provided at lowest prices as the other systems also provide such services as well.

About Internet of Things (IoT):

  • IoT is a network of devices such as smartphones, wearable devices, home appliances and vehicles, connected to internet, which enables these objects to connect and exchange data.
  • Blockchain technology has the potential to address security risks to IoT as it provides a shield against data tampering by labelling each block of data.

Question:

Q. Russia's state space corporation (Roscosmos) has planned to venture into Internet of things (IoT) with launch of new satellite system named?
a. Cosmos
b. Marathon
c. Galaxy
d. None of the above
Marathon: Roscosmos to venture into IoT with launch of new satellite Marathon: Roscosmos to venture into IoT with launch of new satellite Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on November 27, 2018 Rating: 5

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