The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) updated its orbital debris rules last month for the first time since 2004. These now require satellite operators to quantify their collision risk, probability of successfully disposing spacecraft, and casualty risk of spacecraft that re-enter Earth’s atmosphere.
Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Time: 10AM EDT
Pricing has been a soft spot for the satcom industry over the past 4 years, as OTT pressure on video and data segment competition intensified. Changing metrics have sent operators looking to optimize revenue per MHz, in turn driving manufacturing innovation.
As such, this market is directly affected by regulatory updates, thus simultaneously and significantly impacting the demand for these services. Indeed, if regulations ease, less operators will opt for paid de-orbiting and End of Life (EOL) disposal services.
After a few years of incremental growth in the In-flight Connectivity (IFC) market, COVID-19 has derailed the segment’s momentum for 2020 and beyond. According to the NSR’s COVID-19 survey results, mobility segments including aviation and maritime are the worst hit satcom segments amid the ongoing pandemic.
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NSR’s Flat Panel Satellite Antennas, 5th Edition (FPA5) report, released today, forecasts cumulative revenue from flat panel satellite antenna sales to reach $12 billion by 2029. “With over 70% of every airline’s fleet currently grounded, the number of commercial aero shipped units dropped by 55% so far in 2020; however, this is an equipment market, with long.