WISeKey Invests in FOSSA Systems an IoT WISeSAT.Space Development


WISeKey Makes a Strategic Investment in FOSSA Systems and Develops an IoT WISeSAT.Space with First Space Launch Due in Q4 2021 / Q1 2022. The strategic investment will serve to develop a WISeSAT PocketQube Satellite and enable secure connectivity for all IoT sectors (aggrotech, autonomous vehicles, EVs, smart cities, drones, robots, smart lighting, servers, computers, climate change monitoring, crypto tokens, etc.)

WISeKey International Holding Ltd, Swiss-based cybersecurity, AI, and IoT company, recently announced the acquisition of a minority interest in FOSSA Systems, a Spain-based leading aerospace company focused on developing picosatellites for Low Earth Orbit (LEO) services.

This strategic investment allows WISeKey to integrate FOSSA Systems into the WISeKey IoT platform connecting all IoT sectors through the development of a WISeSaT PocketQube Satellite. The WISeSaT.satellite will be a security-IoT hardened FOSSASAT-2E satellite designed to further drive down satellite costs for the already-small Cubesat size.

WISeKey will offer this technology to its IoT clients in a SaaS model allowing both remote and redundant urban IoT communications for companies seeking to securely connect their assets via satellite communication covering large and unserved geographic areas such as maritime, deserts, mountains, etc., at affordable prices. WISeKey Trust and Security solutions offer unique integration into an end-to-end platform that communicates in real-time with the WISeSat.Satellite by ensuring the authenticity, confidentiality, and integrity of the devices, objects, data and transactions.

WISeKey’s INeS platform uses state-of-the-art cryptographic algorithms to meet the highest standards for issuing, managing, and validating digital credentials for IoT devices and now those to be connected with WISeSaT.Satellite. This platform is scalable to support environments for hundreds of millions of devices and sensors, and able to remotely collect data from the field and transmit to the backend. Additionally, INeS features Entity Management (any custom attributes such as identities, group, type, role, and life cycle), Message Security Policy Management, and Business Rules Management. Interfacing via the cloud and connecting devices and applications, INeS is capable of remotely identifying credentials and controlling activation, deactivation, revocation, renewal, and secure provisioning.

This solution can be used in multiple industrial applications to: optimise productivity across industries through predictive maintenance on equipment and machinery, create truly smart homes with connected appliances, and provide critical communication between devices including autonomous vehicles, self-driving cars and trucks and smart homes. The possibilities are endless.

Two initial dedicated demonstrators of WISeSaT.Satellite will be the first of a global constellation to provide a high-performance with secured connectivity. WISeSAT utilises the FOSSA PocketQube platform for dedicated constellations and low-cost in-orbit demonstration; this new competitive platform offers the fastest and easiest access to space on the market at disruptive costs.

Julian Fernandez, CEO of FOSSA Systems said, “We are pleased to be collaborating with WISeKey to initiate the development of a constellation of low-cost IoT satellites allowing all sort of IoT secure communications, a segment of satellite communications that has a huge growth potential.”

Carlos Moreira, CEO and Founder WISeKey said, “This strategic investment in and cooperation with FOSSA Systems brings WISeKey’s cybersecurity and trust technologies to Space and reinforces interconnection with other elements of the WISeKey Ecosystem platform. We continue to provide our existing clients with innovative solutions and state-of-the-art technologies to secure identities, data, and objects and at the same time seek opportunities to enter new markets across the globe.”