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  • Between congressional RD-180 debates, SpaceX’s GPS III launch award, and millions in federal funding for new launch technologies, the past year has been filled with discussions of access to space and to the U.S. Government launch market. Current activity shows widespread interest in addressing this market, but do future prospects match the interest levels of industry?

    U.S. Government EELV class launch demand has historically been addressed by few players, and for the better part of a…

  • When is the Music Over in IFC?

    Jun 5th, 2016 by Claude Rousseau   More from this Analyst | Profile

    When GoGo’s CEO stated in a recent article that when the music stops, “only two or three companies (read service providers) would be able to survive,” he pointed to scale in the aero connectivity market to make it profitable. But is it the main concern for consolidation to start? Looking at addressable markets and bandwidth may give a different answer. 

    A lot has been said about satellite in-flight connectivity as unprofitable for service providers (SPs) with capacity cost often cited…