NSR Senior Analyst Dallas Kasaboski explains that traditional parabolic antennas aren’t feasible given the wear and tear they would incur while linking up to a new LEO satellite as it moves over the horizon. Yet the low cost and efficiency of parabolic antennas are hard to beat.
“Island nations will demand a significant portion, and a lot of demand will come from markets like Indonesia — an island nation on a much larger scale where there’s tremendous bandwidth needs,” Christopher Baugh, the founder and CEO of analytics group Northern Sky Research, told CNN Business.
NSR’s Space Tourism and Travel Markets report, released today, forecasts suborbital and orbital tourist services beginning in 2020 and 2021, respectively, generating $14B in cumulative revenues by 2028.
Does this mean the line between a retail and wholesale player is fading with upstream players competing with their own customers? Is this the right strategy for the Fixed VSAT ecosystem?
Gradual evolution of the industry will continue, now with smallsats as a significant part of it, with advancement in electric propulsion extending the usage of small satellites in GEO and beyond