Space travel. Few words grasp the imagination more and speak better to the future of our industry than the idea of civilians traveling to space.
The start of a new decade is a perfect time to take stock of the dynamic state of the launch industry. The previous decade saw much in the way of exciting changes and technological developments, accelerated by an environment of high competition.
As we enter a new decade, is Government & Military Satellite Communications about to enter a new age of capabilities? With WGS-11 slated to be delivered in the mid 2020’s, alongside new allied capabilities online for similar deployments, is the industry entering a new ‘milsatcom capacity revolution’?
As we start a new decade, now is the perfect time to consider the future of the satellite industry, starting with the Earth Observation (EO) business. Traditionally, the EO business mostly consisted of a few satellite operators catering optical imagery to government and military customers.
5G has generated tremendous expectations from a customer-oriented capabilities point of view (ultra-fast speeds, latency, etc.), but one must not forget that 5G also represents a completely different way to conceive telecom infrastructure.