USYNCRO, ADAPTS ITS BLOCKCHAIN SOLUTION TO STREAMLINE LOGISTICS IN SATELLITE MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS
FIRST STEPS TOWARDS BLOCKCHAIN-BASED TRACKING OF KEY PROCESSES IN THE SPACE SECTOR
Usyncro launches Usyncro Space. This new business area will focus on evolving the world of satellite telecommunications by incorporating blockchain technology, in line with the priorities announced by the main international organizations. Last January 13, progress was made in this line, with the first process tracking via Blockchain for the launch of the picosatellites of the Spanish company Hydra Space.
Usyncro Space aims to contribute to optimizing processes related to the satellite world and to the evolution of the sector with the use of blockchain technology. To this end, it will incorporate this technology, guaranteeing security in communications, providing agility in document management in the regulatory field and coordination between the different actors in the space environment.
With the reference of the solution applied to Supply Chain management, Usyncro proposes Blockchain technology to provide the sector with its principles of collaboration, interoperability, independence, security and sustainability in the management of shipments to space.
SYNCHRONIZATION AND COORDINATION OF ACTORS
Sputnik, the first artificial satellite in orbit, was launched in 1957. To date, more than 12,000 launches have been officially registered with the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), the global space agency.
In Earth’s orbit there are countless objects launched into space, such as telescopes, telecommunications, geolocation, military, meteorological and scientific satellites… And there are many actors involved in both the management of the launch and the subsequent follow-up.
In connection with the launch and operation of a satellite, various actors participate and supervise the processes of creation, launch and management once in space, which involves control of the satellite, communication of the different actors in the supply chain, interference, collision risks, etc.
Usyncro Space was created to help optimize a historically complex model: “From the time an organization starts managing the Orbiting Spectrum Resource (OSR) until it completes registration in the International Frequency Register at the ITU*, and depending on various aspects, the process can take from 6 months to 7 years,”says Cristina Martín Lorenzo, CEO of Usyncro. “As with the management of goods on Earth, we find that the bureaucracy and documentation required to send an object into space, as well as the international agents and authorities involved, need automatic tools that bring agility and security to the process,” added the CEO of the Spanish company.
FIRST SPACE TRACKING WITH BLOCKCHAIN
2022 began for Usyncro Space with its first space foray together with the company Hydra Space. Last January 13 at 16:30 CE from Cape Canaveral Space Center, a Space X Falcon-9 vehicle took off, including two picosatellites built and managed by the team of the Spanish company Hydra Space, as technology demonstrators for communications and conducting various experiments in space.
The tracking and logistics management of the journey to the launcher has been carried out via blockchain with the Usyncro solution, as if it were any other type of intermodal transport goods. This first process was the first of many that Usyncro expects to include in its platform.