Russia delays launch of ‘Internet of Things’ satellite

By Thomson Reuters Feb 16, 2024 | 3:30 AM

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia has delayed the launch of its first Internet of Things “Marathon” satellite due to the need for additional software checks, the TASS state news agency quoted Russia’s space corporation, Roscosmos, as saying on Friday.

“The launch of the first Marathon-IoT demonstration space apparatus has been postponed for the purpose of additional software checks, as well as clarifying the program of additional research,” Roscosmos said.

Russia plans a cluster of Marathon satellites.

(Reporting by Reuters; editing by Guy Faulconbridge)