Honeywell won a new contract to supply control systems Mangata Networks‘ new constellations composed of 32 satellites. The deal was announced on October 4. Mangata’s planned High Elliptical Orbit (HEO) and Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellite constellations are designed to provide communications and weather monitoring in areas it says typically lack quality internet connectivity.
Mangata was founded in February 2020 and was initially funded by Meta Venture Partners. It closed a $33 million Series A funding round in December 2021, led by Playground Global. Using a proprietary network of satellites and ground systems, Mangata aims to connect people, machines and devices around the world.
Honeywell’s IACS space platform aims to enable seamless and continuous connectivity for users of Mangata’s telecommunications satellite network. Along with other core elements of Mangata’s network architecture, the goal is to enable secure, high-speed connectivity for businesses and individuals in remote areas without adequate internet access.
“Global telecommunications companies are modernizing their networks and have begun to look to HEO and MEO to deliver higher data rates while reducing latency. Honeywell has extensive experience and a solid pedigree in navigation, data processing and momentum control products. Each is well suited to support these HEO and MEO satellite constellations, and our IACS platform will provide Mangata Networks with the accuracy and reliability it needs to operate its telecommunications satellite network,” Ricky Freeman, president of defense and space at Honeywell Aerospace, said in a statement.