NuLion Satellite

Spacecraft NuLion (NULION, NuSpace LoRaWAN Internet-of-Things Network)
Spacecraft type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status Operational (Official post on LinkedIn in August 2023)
Launched 2023-07-30
NORAD ID 57487
Deployer Unknown
Launcher PSLV
Organisation NuSpace
Institution Company
Entity type Commercial
Nation Singapore
Manufacturer AIVT by NuSpace
Operator NuSpace

Seed satellite for a LEO equatorial constellation providing continuous LoRaWAN IoT services.


Advanced 3U nanosatellite enabling seamless IoT connectivity in both urban and remote locations. Seed satellite for a LEO equatorial constellation providing continuous LoRaWAN IoT services.


We began to attempt contacting it using our own ground station, following our planned operating procedure. Initially, we did not manage to contact the satellite on its first few passes.

Fortunately, NUS CRISP reached out to us offering help and began tracking NuLIoN. NUS CRISP is an operational ground station and are busy tracking other satellites. Nevertheless, they tracked NuLIoN with their spare capacity. At around 1600hrs, they picked up a short blip on their spectrum analyser, which corresponds to NuLIoN’s frequency. We quickly integrated our ground equipment into their station and waited. In the subsequent pass, we started to see scrambled data coming in but being discarded. At last, we got our first decoded beacon packet at 21:01:07SGT.

NuLIoN is operating nominally, solar panels and communication antenna are fully deployed. In the upcoming weeks, we will continue to test the satellite and commission it phase by phase till it is ready for its mission.

Deployment of Oxford Space Systems’ cutting-edge deployable helical antenna.

Successful collaboration with Squareroot8 Technologies in demonstrating Quantum Random Number Generation (QRNG) and Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQC) technologies in space.

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COTS subsystems
  • PLATFORM - NuSpace
  • ANTENNA - Oxford Space Systems
On the same launch

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