Hubble Network's Bluetooth to Space Connection

A New Era in Connectivity

It’s not every day that you hear about a technological leap that fundamentally changes the way we think about global connectivity. Today is that day. Hubble Network has just achieved something that was once thought impossible: the first-ever Bluetooth connection directly to space.

The Launch

Backed by a $20 million Series A funding round from industry giants like Transpose Platform and Y Combinator, Hubble Network has taken a giant leap forward. On March 4, 2024, from the grounds of Vandenberg Space Force Base, Hubble successfully launched its first two satellites. These aren’t just any satellites; they’ve successfully reached their orbits and managed to receive signals from a simple 3.5mm Bluetooth chip over an astonishing distance of 600 km.

Breaking Through the Skepticism

Many thought it couldn’t be done. The skeptics were vocal, claiming that Bluetooth technology couldn’t possibly bridge the vast expanse of space. But as Alex Haro, co-founder and CEO of Hubble Network, puts it, “We’ve disproved thousands of skeptics. By showcasing that we can send signals directly from Bluetooth chips and receive them in space 600 km away, we’ve opened a new realm of possibilities.”

Why This Matters

Traditional networks often fall short. They struggle with coverage in remote areas, they drain too much power, and they cost too much to operate effectively on a global scale. Hubble’s breakthrough addresses these issues head-on. By enabling any off-the-shelf Bluetooth device with a mere software update to connect to their satellite network without cellular reception, they’re paving the way for a revolution in the Internet of Things (IoT). Imagine global coverage with 20 times less battery drain and 50 times lower operating costs. It’s not just an improvement; it’s a transformation.

Industry Transformation

This isn’t just about sending a signal to space. It’s about what this capability can do for industries worldwide. From agriculture, where farmers can harness more from existing low-power, low-cost sensors without the need for additional expensive space-enabled hardware, to defense, where secure and reliable communication is paramount, the implications are profound. Hubble Network is already working with pilot customers in sectors like consumer devices, construction, infrastructure, supply chain, logistics, oil and gas, and defense to explore these opportunities.

Looking Ahead

As Ben Wild, co-founder and CTO, shares, “Our innovative approach allows existing Bluetooth-enabled devices to be retrofitted to transmit data to the Hubble Network without any hardware modifications, ushering in a new era of connectivity.” With nearly five billion Bluetooth devices sold annually, the impact of this new connectivity could be monumental.


Hubble Network is not just launching satellites; they are redefining the boundaries of what’s possible in global communication. This is just the beginning. The company is dedicated to expanding its network to increase the capacity and frequency of satellite flybys, aiming to create a secure, cost-effective, and battery-efficient global network.

Stay tuned as we continue to track the remarkable journey of Hubble Network, a pioneer poised to connect a billion devices and establish the world’s first truly global, cost-efficient, and low-power network.

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Announcing Series A Funding

Bringing Bluetooth to Space

We are excited to share some news with you today. Hubble Network, which is creating a global satellite network that any bluetooth enabled device can connect to, has successfully closed a $20m Series A. This investment round, led by Transpose Platform, provides the capital necessary to launch our first series of satellites and onboard our initial pilot customers. This milestone brings us one step closer to our vision of becoming the world’s first machine-to-machine network to connect over a billion devices.

Existing Networks Are Fundamentally Broken

The Internet of Things (IoT) holds immense promise, with the capacity to transform industries, improve efficiency, and enhance our daily lives. However, despite its possibilities, existing terrestrial and satellite networks have been holding back its full potential. Global accessibility remains a challenge, as current networks are limited to specific regions and fail to sufficiently cover rural, agricultural, maritime, and emerging regions predictably and seamlessly. Moreover, the exorbitant costs associated with deploying, connecting, and scaling IoT devices act as barriers, restricting innovation and hampering growth. Furthermore, prevailing solutions struggle to deliver the necessary power efficiency, leading to complicated deployment processes requiring solar cells and extremely large batteries. These three challenges have kept many dreams and innovations from coming to market.

Simplicity Meets Connectivity

Hubble Network is building the world’s first global network that is easy to use, cost effective, and battery efficient. Our technology operates through a simple software framework, enabling any Bluetooth device to directly connect to our satellite network. This revolutionary approach allows any existing device to be retrofitted to transmit data to the Hubble Network with no additional hardware changes. Given that there are almost 5 billion devices sold per year with Bluetooth we have the potential to usher in a new era of connectivity, empowering businesses and individuals to unlock unprecedented possibilities in a truly connected world. From smart cities and industrial automation to healthcare and agriculture, innovation knows no bounds.

Series A Funding: Fueling Satellite Launch by Q2 2024

The successful conclusion of our Series A funding round positions us to achieve our vision by launching our first set of satellites in Q2 of 2024. These satellites will form the backbone of our network and allow us to activate our first pilot customers. We are actively working with a great set of partners and customers across a variety of different applications and industries including consumer, supply chain, infrastructure, agriculture, and oil and gas.

A Dream Born from Experience

Hubble Network’s genesis stems from the experiences of our founders. Previously Alex cofounded Life360, which he took from idea to IPO, where he dealt with this very problem trying to build a GPS watch for kids. Ben created a peer to peer wireless network that eventually became Amazon sidewalk, personally pitching the idea to Jeff Bezos. And to get us to space, John has launched over $1 billion in space assets throughout his career.

Thank You

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the dedicated Hubble team and our visionary investors who have believed in our mission thus far. Along with Transpose, we are happy to announce participation in this round from many great funds and angels including (but not limited to): Y Combinator, Yes.VC, Convective Capital, Seraphim Space, Type One Ventures, Soma, AVCF5, Space.VC, Jett McCandless CEO of Project44, John Kim CEO of Sendbird, Chris Nguyen cofounder of LogDNA / Mezmo, Alan Keating, and Don Dodge. Together, we are embarking on a journey to reshape the future of connectivity. We are poised to connect over a billion devices, unlock unparalleled IoT use cases, and empower businesses and individuals worldwide.