NSR analyst Shagun Sachdeva said she expects the manufacturer-turned-owner trend to continue, albeit modestly. “As the operators’ priorities vary between cost, asset ownership, flexibility and throughput, there are limitations to how much market this trend will capture,” she said.
As technology development accelerates at an ever-increasing speed, reaching new milestones that will arguably lead to putting commercial tourists in space this year, governments across the world are considering strategic long-term plans to establish a lasting human presence off-Earth
As a first mover and largest system in the satcom business, Starlink’s future is bound to have a butterfly effect on the rest of the small satellite market by influencing investors’ interest in other missions.
“The market for laser communication terminals (LCTs) rests strongly on the deployment of Non-GEO HTS mega-constellations, particularly if terminal prices come down,” stated Shivaprakash Muruganandham, NSR Analyst and report lead author, adding that demand of nearly 11,000 units is expected from these constellation operators by 2029.
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. The industry experienced a decline in launch prices…