The maximum latency is 16 hours for devices deployed around the equator. The closer to the poles, the shorter the latency will be.
Due to the polar sun-synchronous orbit of our satellites, each satellite we will pass the poles 16 times per day (every 1,5 hours) and the equator twice a day (every 12 hours). This means that with one satellite operational, the travel time of a message is as follows:
- A message is submitted to the Hiberband modem. The modem will await the next pass of the satellite, which can take up to 12 hours.
- The satellite has received the packet and will keep it in store until it can forward it to the ground station, this can take up to 4 hours.
- Once the ground station has received a packet, it will be almost immediately available through the Hiber back-end.