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Author: Siddharth Shihora (X)

  • Planet’s Dove: Agile or Fragile?

    Sep 25th, 2017 by Siddharth Shihora   More from this Analyst | Profile

    The rise of Space 2.0 is embodied by the large-scale use of nanosatellite constellations, packaged in an agile aerospace model to challenge the traditional practice of developing large satellites. At the heart of this model lays the principle of learning and developing satellites, “On-The-Job”.  With Planet recently launching 48 Doves on the Soyuz rocket, the question is whether Planet’s Dove constellation is agile or fragile?

    Planet and many others are leveraging manufacturing agility…