Dhruva Space Collaborates with Kinéis to Provide Space-Based IoT Connectivity in India

Dhruva Space Collaborates with Kinéis to Provide Space-Based IoT Connectivity in India

In a groundbreaking initiative to fortify global satellite connectivity, full-stack Space Engineering solutions provider Dhruva Space and France-based satellite operator global IoT connectivity provider Kinéis have strengthened their collaboration to introduce Kinéis IoT connectivity in India, and to launch a Kinéis IoT payload on Dhruva Space P-30 satellite

This partnership is focused on Dhruva Space providing Kinéis IoT services in India along with developing new and innovative applications which can be supported by Kinéis’ 25-satellite constellation. This collaboration also comprises a joint satellite mission to augment the Space segment capacity for India.

The partnership will allow Kinéis and Dhruva Space to offer cost-effective, advanced, and reliable IoT solutions as well as innovate and develop new applications and services tailored to the Indian market, driving technological advancement. Dhruva Space has established heritage in low data rate satellite communications capabilities with its P-DoT CubeSat platform and hybrid connectivity end-user terminal Bolt through the technology demonstration Thybolt mission in 2022

Later this year, Dhruva Space is slated to launch its first Hosted Payload mission utilizing its P-30 nanosatellite platform, a modular and scalable satellite bus offering both hosted and dedicated mission capabilities. The platform is scalable for Earth Observations constellations, secure communications, and strategic use-cases.

The mission of the Kinéis IoT constellation is to connect any object anywhere in the world (including black points) and transmit useful low data to users in near real time. Kinéis operates for optimization in areas that today represent major challenges for mankind, its activities, and its environment: prevention of natural risks (detection of forest fires, floods, drought, pollution, etc), agriculture, traceability of wild and farmed animals, monitoring of infrastructures and energy networks, monitoring of transport and logistics, monitoring of commercial and scientific maritime activities. The applications are infinite and the benefits considerable: risk reduction, anticipation of breakdowns, optimisation of activities, etc. Dhruva Space will provide these services in India, wherein significant efforts shall be placed towards experimentation and development of new and innovative applications that can be enabled by the Kinéis satellite network.

Dhruva Space and Kinéis’ partnership underscores the growing collaboration between Indian and French private Space companies. The full-scale global commercial service availability of Kinéis IoT will commence following the complete deployment of Kinéis' constellation in early 2025, and will be supported by development and large-scale manufacturing for end-user terminals by Dhruva Space for India.

Sanjay Nekkanti, Chief Executive Officer, of Dhruva Space, states, “Our existing partnership with Kinéis has been built on a foundation of mutual confidence and trust. By enhancing this collaboration, we are poised to deliver innovative IoT services that will drive digital transformation and open new opportunities for businesses and communities throughout the country. Together, Kinéis and Dhruva Space are committed to passing on the benefits of Space-Tech advancements for novel use-case development across India.”

Alexandre Tisserant, Chief Executive Officer, Kinéis, said: “This technological and commercial partnership with Dhruva Space is a concrete expression of the relationship of trust established with Kinéis and reflects the joint drive to provide high-performance spatial IoT services for the Indian market. The applications of Kinéis connectivity are infinite (environment, agriculture, monitoring of energy networks, commercial maritime activities), and our commercial services will bring considerable benefits to Indian public and private players.”

This agreement, signed and officialized along the lines of Kinéis’ recent No Time Toulouse launch of the first 5 of a planned 25-nanosatellite constellation, reflects the ongoing commitment of both companies to push the boundaries of Space technology and to provide cutting-edge solutions.

Click here to learn about Dhruva Space's Satellite Platforms listed on SatNow.

Click here to learn more about Kineis' Space Iot Technology.

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GNSS Constellations - A list of all GNSS satellites by constellations


Satellite NameOrbit Date
BeiDou-3 G4Geostationary Orbit (GEO)17 May, 2023
BeiDou-3 G2Geostationary Orbit (GEO)09 Mar, 2020
Compass-IGSO7Inclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)09 Feb, 2020
BeiDou-3 M19Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)16 Dec, 2019
BeiDou-3 M20Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)16 Dec, 2019
BeiDou-3 M21Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)23 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 M22Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)23 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 I3Inclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)04 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 M23Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)22 Sep, 2019
BeiDou-3 M24Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)22 Sep, 2019


Satellite NameOrbit Date
GSAT0223MEO - Near-Circular05 Dec, 2021
GSAT0224MEO - Near-Circular05 Dec, 2021
GSAT0219MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0220MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0221MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0222MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0215MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0216MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0217MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0218MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017


Satellite NameOrbit Date
Kosmos 2569--07 Aug, 2023
Kosmos 2564--28 Nov, 2022
Kosmos 2559--10 Oct, 2022
Kosmos 2557--07 Jul, 2022
Kosmos 2547--25 Oct, 2020
Kosmos 2545--16 Mar, 2020
Kosmos 2544--11 Dec, 2019
Kosmos 2534--27 May, 2019
Kosmos 2529--03 Nov, 2018
Kosmos 2527--16 Jun, 2018


Satellite NameOrbit Date
Navstar 82Medium Earth Orbit19 Jan, 2023
Navstar 81Medium Earth Orbit17 Jun, 2021
Navstar 78Medium Earth Orbit22 Aug, 2019
Navstar 77Medium Earth Orbit23 Dec, 2018
Navstar 76Medium Earth Orbit05 Feb, 2016
Navstar 75Medium Earth Orbit31 Oct, 2015
Navstar 74Medium Earth Orbit15 Jul, 2015
Navstar 73Medium Earth Orbit25 Mar, 2015
Navstar 72Medium Earth Orbit29 Oct, 2014
Navstar 71Medium Earth Orbit02 Aug, 2014


Satellite NameOrbit Date
NVS-01Geostationary Orbit (GEO)29 May, 2023
IRNSS-1IInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)12 Apr, 2018
IRNSS-1HSub Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (Sub-GTO)31 Aug, 2017
IRNSS-1GGeostationary Orbit (GEO)28 Apr, 2016
IRNSS-1FGeostationary Orbit (GEO)10 Mar, 2016
IRNSS-1EGeosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)20 Jan, 2016
IRNSS-1DInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)28 Mar, 2015
IRNSS-1CGeostationary Orbit (GEO)16 Oct, 2014
IRNSS-1BInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)04 Apr, 2014
IRNSS-1AInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)01 Jul, 2013