Small GEOs – the latest solution in the long list of capacity options that operators are looking to implement. With rising competition in most countries, and decreasing break-even pricing via ever more efficient satellites and reduced launch costs, many operators see large GEO sats as quite risky for regional appetite.
Commenting on the current Satellite Connectivity market, “Today, we are witnessing a transition from traditional widebeam satellites to GEO-HTS (high throughput satellite). These satellites are much more efficient in price and performance [than the earlier FSS – fixed satellite services].
21st Annual Global MilSatCom conference and exhibition will return to London in November as the biggest edition to date
With 2019 an essential year, for both the host nation’s SKYNET programme, disruptive ‘go fast’ efforts being pioneered in the US and NATO signing a new alliance-wide MOU – SMi Group will be hosting the 21st annual Global MilSatCom conference and exhibition in London on the 5th, 6th and 7th November at the QEII Conference.
[NSR] said that currently there are strong, competing forces in the EO industry with technology pushing for volume and variety of data imagery. However, as each customer is different, challenges of scale exist. Traditional, usually government-based, contracts and funding for the provision of high and very high-resolution imagery dominate the market.
With small satellite operators continuing to receive new rounds of funding, and small satellite launches continuing, what impact will this have on existing satellite M2M/IoT market and operators?