In the article “Aviation and maritime worst hit satcom segments amid COVID-19 pandemic”, acccording to the NSR’s Aeronautical Satcom Markets, 8th Edition report, despite the US aviation stimulus package relief, the market difficulties are likely to remain for an extended period.
In Via Satellite article, Bandwidth Pricing: How Low Can it Go?- “For GEO HTS, sub $200 per megabits per second, per month pricing will be a reality by 2025 across various applications, as we enter a new decade, we are going to see more managed services.
Northern Sky Research (NSR), in its latest edition of its In-Orbit Servicing study forecasts that 533 satellites could be candidates for orbital servicing including life extension, relocation, de-orbiting, salvage and robotic involvement.
While hit hard, the Mobility market’s post-pandemic predictions remain positive, for now. NSR said in the 10 years he has been working with the satellite market, this is the most challenging situation he has seen yet. “There are some spots that are still okay,”
Christopher Baugh, president of Northern Sky Research (NSR), commented, “Terminal advancements made in 2020 will play a pivotal role in bringing new LEO and MEO high-throughput satellite capacity to the aero market, bringing long-awaited IFC expectations more closely in line with the technical realities and capabilities aboard commercial, business and government aircraft.”