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  • If contract announcements and news from airshows in Paris, Geneva and Shanghai are any indication, business aviation connectivity is headed for clearer skies.  And as the second largest addressable market for aero satcom, this trend is welcome given clouds hanging over the sector since the market crashed in 2008-2009.  A quote from a Honeywell Aerospace representative summarized the focus on in-flight connectivity in the business jet market: “A couple of years ago, connectivity was in…

  • Mass Challenge for Cubesats

    Jul 6th, 2015 by Carolyn Belle   More from this Analyst | Profile

    Cubesats emerged in 1999 as a tool for university STEM education. As their popularity grew, an ecosystem developed around this form factor and is a key driver of today’s expanding nanosatellite market. One quarter of nano and microsatellites launched between 2010 – 2014 were 1 Unit (1U) cubesats (10 cm3), and the operator pool has grown from universities to commercial, government, and military players. But as the small satellite market continues to grow, will 1U cubesats persist as a…