SpaceX’s ride-sharing launches and lower cost are partly a result of the company making its rockets reusable, Northern Sky said. The small-satellite market is poised to generate $1 billion a year over the next decade, according to Northern Sky Research, which is based in Cambridge, Mass., and specializes in the satellite and space markets. “What.
[ SkyPerfect JSAT ] said it was anticipating an increase in demand in satellite capacity orders from the Asia-Pacific region, and quoted data from Northern Sky Research which suggests that industry-wide revenues from Asia-Pacific will rise from 2017’s $200 million to $1 billion by 2022.
In discussion of ride-sharing launches, “What SpaceX is doing is great for the satellite industry. It’s definitely going to lead to expansion. It will also make the small-rocket market more competitive. Things will get a little more difficult for new launch companies trying to enter the market.”
How much C-Band spectrum can then be repurposed to unleash the potential of 5G, but at the same time avoid disrupting current C-Band users?