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Author: Christopher Baugh (X)

  • 2015 Year in Review, 2016 Year Ahead

    Jan 04th, 2016 by Christopher Baugh   More from this Analyst | Profile

    2015 was a year of significant transition for the satellite market.  HTS endeavors gathered steam, constellations and smallsats were key themes, advances in mobility and manufacturing & launching all were positives for the industry.  However, satellite orders were down significantly, capacity oversupply and pricing remained troublesome, and Newsat’s fall were all reminders of the complex challenges this industry faces. One thing is clear: the satellite market is in the midst of a major…

  • Small satellite constellations have become a hot topic (again) in the past two to three years, and the top question on the minds of many is: Why now? In keeping with its practice of analyzing markets to help the industry stay ahead of the curve, NSR analysts have been polled to answer some of the most pressing questions asked at the recent Hosted Payloads/Small Satellite Summit in an installment of “Ask the NSR Analyst”.

    The investments flowing into LEO constellations today are in the…

  • Is HTS Winning OUTV Hearts?

    Feb 25th, 2015 by Christopher Baugh   More from this Analyst | Profile

    On January 25th 2015, Sky News successfully broadcasted the Greek elections live in HD over the first Inmarsat GX satellite. This was the first occasional use (OU) video transmission to go over the first satellite of the GX high-throughput platform that is expected to become fully operational in the second half of 2015 and offer global services. The successful experience was attributed to the reliability and high quality of the connection enabling a steady HD live broadcast as well as…